Ever After



Let it snow!

Posted in: Ariana, Lori

I think that I am more excited than any school child when I hear that school has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Normally BT drops Ariana off at school on his way to work, but a couple of weeks ago he was running behind, so I ran Ariana to school for him.  After she gave me the tenth hug and kiss of the morning, she hopped out of Fern (our car) and walked away, turning only once to wave goodbye.

As I lingered at the curb for a few moments and reflected on how beautiful and good she is and how quickly the years had slipped away, I hoped that the crossing guard didn’t notice the woman with the bird nest hair and morning mascara smears crying like a baby in the drop-off lane.

And so I was up half the night last night checking the weather and the school website, eagerly hoping for another day with all the chicks safely in the nest. Once the 5:49 a.m. automated call came, I was finally able to drift back to peaceful slumber.

Oh, happy day!  I just received word that school is also delayed two hours tomorrow.  February 2011 may just be my favorite month EVER. Let it SNOW!


  • Comment by Judy — February 10, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    We have had 5 delay days. I can’t tell ya how much I have loved it. We eat breakfast together. No grumpies. I get to take the kids to school and pick em up. (bus schedule gets crazy and busses are way to cold in the freezing temps) So yes I am waiting for that 5:30am triple phones ringing (yes all three of our phones both cells and house ring at the same time) for another delayed day. Also means my work is delayed too!!! Love colleges that follow the local schools for vacations – means mommy has the same days off!!!!! But the best thing about delayed school and not cancelled school…. NO MAKEUP DAYS!!!!

  • Comment by Deanna — February 14, 2011 @ 12:47 am

    Hahah – we’ve had a couple snow days too – in fact between inservice days and ‘inclement weather’ days Eileen had nearly a whole week off…. i was snow day-ed out by the end! LOL 4 days stuck inside with 4 cranky kids who want to go to the playground was a bit much for me. 🙂 You could always move here! 🙂 <3

  • Comment by Cindy Thomas — February 23, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

    totally agree!

  • Comment by cheryl bass — March 19, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    I think it’s awesome that you love snow days as much or more than the Littles. When I was a kid, I’m sure MY mom dreaded them. 7 kids in a small house all day! Of course, ever the smart one, my mom had handy solutions. When things got out of control she simply made us bundle up, and run laps around the house…in the snow…uphill both ways… True story about the laps, though. It was both punishment and got out some of our energy!

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