Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Twenty Below

The kids went back to school yesterday. The first day back after Christmas break is always hard and they were praying it would be a snow day. It even started snowing on Monday afternoon, enough that we heard the snow plows scraping up and down our street. So the kids wore their jammies inside out, they did tribal dances and they slept with cotton balls under their pillows. But the snow stopped earlier than expected, and so, despite their best efforts, school was in session.

We were eating dinner last night when the phone rang. It was the school superintendent. "Due to extreme wind chill conditions predicted for tomorrow, school will be closed on Wednesday, January 7, 2015."

That made for the best of both worlds. They survived the dreaded first-day-back-after-the-holidays, and they were able to enjoy the evening without the stress of homework or school the next day. Today has been relaxed and quiet and fun.

I'm a little surprised that school hasn't been canceled for tomorrow. I don't know what the cut-off is for windchill related closings -- as far as I can tell, it's going to be twenty below tomorrow morning as well.

But we'll take what we can get and be grateful for today.

UPDATE 1/8/15:
I checked for school closings when my alarm went off at 5:00 this morning. There were a few outlying districts that were closed, but our school wasn't listed, despite the windchill. We woke the kids up at 5:30, as usual, and had scripture study. Just before Savannah and Spencer headed out the door for seminary, the phone rang. Today will be Snow Day #2.

There was much rejoicing. :)

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