We have been out of school so many days in January, I honestly lost count.
My Facebook Feed has primarily been filled with posts about the WV water crisis, the weather, school closing and or delays, and of course, opinions on the school closings and delays. It seems that no matter what decision the powers-that-be make regarding school, people complain. They complain because:
- There’s a two-hour delay and parents don’t feel it is necessary.
- There is not a delay and parents can’t understand why. Especially the parents who live on a big, slick, snow-covered hill.
- We are out of school because the roads are bad. Parents are tired of their kids being at home.
- There is a delay. Working parents are inconvenienced because WHAT TO DO WITH THE KIDS?
- There is not a delay. But there was a delay yesterday and roads are worse today.
- There is no school. Parents think kids should go to school anyway, despite single digit temps.
- There is school. Parents are outraged because IT IS WAY TO COLD for our babies to be out in it.
- School is canceled. Parents are angry because why should teachers be paid for sitting at home?
- School is not canceled, but is dismissed an hour early. Parents are angry because they can’t understand why it is necessary.
You get me drift?
It has been a crazy month and I’m pretty sure I can count the number of days we’ve been in school this month on one hand. And you know what? I’ve enjoyed every single minute of having my boys at home. Especially since I can monitor them around the water situation. We received a call a few hours ago letting us know that school will be in session and on time tomorrow. You know what they say? All good things must come to an end. It will be tough getting back into the swing of a normal, regular schedule.
Here are 13 things I’m NOT looking forward to when my boys go back to school in the AM.
- Hearing the 6:45 AM alarm.
- The crazy, busy, day-to-day routine.
- Worrying that they might accidentally drink the water.
- Getting out of bed before dark.
- Going out in 7 degree weather.
- Dealing with the jokers in the drop-off line who refuse to follow the established route.
- Daily house cleaning and laundry chores
- The stupid alarm clock.
- Starting the car five minutes before we leave and the vehicle still being cold.
- Dealing with another Middle School issue that we shouldn’t have to deal with.
- Questioning my boys after school to insure they didn’t come in contact with the water.
- Missing them all day long.
- THE STINKIN’ ALARM
Did I mention I am not a morning person?
Happy Thursday, bloggy peeps!