Friday, January 10, 2014

Three Weeks

That is how long my children have been out of school.

School was closed yesterday due to a level 2 snow emergency.

It was closed today due to fog. Because, duh, it’s suddenly above zero outside and the ground is still sub-zero and so the air gets foggy. Yes, that’s the official definition of what creates fog.

Today Tom took the girls to my mom’s house because I think if the poor man had to spend one more day telling Alyssa to get off Olivia and telling Olivia to stop touching her sister’s butt, he might just lose his mind.

So here we are, staring down a weekend. A normal, two-day weekend, hoping against hope that school will resume on Monday, no two-hour delays, no closings, just school.

I think even Alyssa is starting to miss school. Or, rather, she’s starting to miss her friends, which is the same thing since school is where she sees them.

Next Tuesday is Alyssa’s eleventh birthday, which should absolutely be celebrated by sending her to school. Don’t you think? Me to!!

Olivia, on the other hand, would be perfectly happy to be home schooled if that were an option. It’s not like she talks to anyone in her class anyway. Alas, even if Tom or I were willing to do that, we realize that it would be greatly detrimental to her social growth.

I am sure that by second grade, that child will be speaking to her peers.

Yes, we’re ready to this ‘winter break’ to be over. So very ready.

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