Much of the country was hit with a “weather event” the past couple days, and for once this winter, Michigan was not left out.
Our weather guys and gals were able to jump around and flail their arms in front of weather maps covered in blue and green and pink blobs of snow and blizzard warnings.
One meteorologist even admitted to bringing his sleeping bag to the studio last night.
There was excitement.
My students talked ALL DAMN DAY about how we were going to have a snow day today:
“Mrs. Sluiter? Do you think we’re going to have a snow day?”
“Oh we are for sure going to have a snow day, don’t you think, Mrs. Sluiter?”
“What are you going to do with your snow day, Mrs. Sluiter? Grade my test?”
To be honest, until I got home and turned on the news? I wasn’t sold on this whole snow day business. I mean, our weather people REALLY enjoy getting worked up and they may tend to exaggerate what actually happens. a lot.
But once the wind picked up and it started to snow, I started begging Cort not to drive to bowling. And that is when I realized: we were going to have a snow day!
Yes, today my school is canceled and Cort’s evening class is canceled. Sluiter Nation officially has a snow day.
So how do we DO a family snow day? Well, there are a few things that are necessary (no, I did not go out and buy “storm meat” like @thenextmartha did). Here is how WE do a snow day:
Now that we have it established that I am not making the snow up, this is how we readied ourselves…
I kid, I kid.
Or do I? ahem,
Cort went to Target yesterday for a few things and since a storm was coming he stocked up on the necessities junk food to keep his wifey and boy happy while they are trapped together for a whole day.
Momma and Dad-do need their caffiene.
Yes, I am writing this around noon and all three of us are still in our jammies. And I am pretty sure there are no plans to change that.
You know, in case I pull myself away from the interwebs today.
(please disregard lack of make up…it’s a snow day. remember?)
Now if you will excuse me, I have everything I need to have a successful snow day. I must now proceed to enjoy the doing of nothing.
And happy weather event day to you.