February 24, 2015

Just shoot me...

The kids are on day two of school weather closures.  And now, this...



The temperature is supposed to get above freezing at noon today, but will drop again around 10 pm.  Not enough time for the roads to dry, so there will be a nice sheet of ice under any of the forecasted snow.  Praying that the track shifts north or south - north we just get rain, south it stays completely dry.  Otherwise, 2-4 inches of thick wet snow. Ugh.

Yesterday I let the kids take it easy, they played on the ice for a bit, watched TV, played video games, etc.  This morning I am lecturing them about taking advantage of these forced days off to get ahead, study, practice, prepare.  They glower at me and point out that they will be lucky to make it to school at all this week.

For as long as I can remember, our north Texas school calendars have had two bad weather make up days on them.  For as long as my kids have been in Texas schools (15+ years), they have had to make up extra days, get waivers for extra days missed, etc.  Maybe they need to plan better, so the kids aren't going to school for two weeks in June.

1 comment:

CenTexTim said...

We had the same warning for Icepocalypse. It got cold enough, but we never got the moisture so we never got the ice.

But cherish the time with your children. Before you know it they'll be gone off to college and you'll be empty nesters who have to endure ice storms while sitting in front of the fire with a bottle of wine, or maybe cups of hot cocoa laced with booze.

It's a sad, lonely existence...

(Laughs out loud!)