Snow Day

Friday, December 09, 2005

This morning, the holy grail of elementary school occurred......THE SNOW DAY!!!!

Now, I am normally Not the stay at home parent ~ for the myraid of reasons I have outlined in previous posts. Not one of my strengths. However, Terrance is in Baton Rouge, filling his belly with cajun food and staying in a hotel that he has started to call "Crack Ho Comfort Inn". He anticipates being offerred a "gum job" at any moment. As any wife would, I asked to be called right way, cause I want to hear the line the Crack Ho might use to seduce him. My white-ness finds these sorts of things fascinating.

So, I am home. I am hanging on with a strength that is admirable. I called my friend Cindy last night during one of the 2 hour screamfest's that Emily launched upon me at 8 p.m. Talking to another adult, whilst my daughter screamed "You're a teacher Mommy - You help other kids, why won't you come and help Meeeeeeeee?", was immensely helpful and I did not beat my child. But the prospect of a snow day? Geessh.

I feel asleep with mixed feelings. I could really use a day off, but a day at home with any age child is not a day off. So this morning when I woke up, I flicked on the TV and scanned the school closings for the up or down vote. Emily, master ninja that she is, popped up in bed next to me and said "Do I have school?"

Nope. Called off. I crawled out of bed and called into work. Looking out the window, I thought "What a piddly storm. This better not be it." So, at 6:40 a.m., I took these pictures:

Not much. I was somewhat Disgusted and went back into the bedroom.

At 9:30, I went out to Dunkin Donuts for coffee, and when I returned I took these:

Ok, A little Better. The wind is picking up. And It seems to be coming down harder. By 11:00 a.m., we've got drifts:

Between noon and 2 p.m., all hell breaks loose.

At 4p.m., my daughter turns to me and says, "Mama, are you going to go out and get Chinese food?"
Sure, If I can find my car.....

9 Baleful Regards:

Julie Marsh said...

All right - those last few pictures have clinched it. Snow day was the right call.

And thank god someone else understands that a day at home with a child of any age is not a day off.

Anonymous said...

Christ. Are you in NE? Cause while it's all snowy here, not THAT snowy.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a lotta snow! We just got about 3 inches, but had a 2-hour delay for work. DC's wimpy like that.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap! I know Newburyport got 16". what was your total?

And crack ho's line was?

Anonymous said...

Shit! That's a lot of snow.

I love the time-lapse photography.

Hope you're not starting to feel like Jack Nicholson in "The Shining"...

Anonymous said...

The jealousy that flows through me at the sight of actual winter weather cannot be described.

I be tired of Texas. Enjoy the snow!

Lisa said...

Oy! Way worse than what we had to put up with!

sweatpantsmom said...

Gawd. Damn!

I've lived in L.A. all my life. Anything below 65 may as well be an arctic freeze. Today we went to get our Christmas tree, it was a CHILLY 67. I was wearing my parka and thought my husband was going to die of embarrassment.

Did you get the Chinese food?

halloweenlover said...

In my little suburb, we had TONS OF SNOW too! But then, I took the subway into work, because work was not cancelled, and there was hardly any snow in downtown Boston. No wonder! Damnit.

I hope you've sufficiently recovered.

Does she really scream the help me bit?

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