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Sunday, March 2, 2014

#sol14 Day 2 March 2: Snow, snow, go away


We've had more "snow days" this year than I can remember. Most of them have been "announced" the night before so we haven't needed to do any of the "tricks" kids and teachers do to "make" those greatly anticipated snow days happen!  I am sure you've done them too!
  •  Wear your pajamas backwards and inside out.
  •  Brush your teeth with the opposite hand. 
  •  Flush at least 6 ice down the toilet (one for each inch of anticipated snow).
  •  Put a spoon under your pillow.
  •  Pray for a snow day! 
  •  Do all of your homework!
On the eve of another potential "snow day," in a year with too many of them, I figure we have to use our collective power to "push" the storm away.  I guess that means we should:  
  •  Wear our pajamas the right way..
  •  Brush and floss our teeth well.   
  •  Flush the toilet, after you use it. 
  •  Keep your spoons in the drawer where they belong.  
  •  Pray for a school day (who would have ever thought of that!)
  •  Don't do all of your homework! (Watch the Oscars, a movie or a basketball game!)  

19 comments:

Jodi Mahoney said...

This is so cute! Nice twist on this for sure. I have a presentation that I have to give tomorrow and haven't finished it yet. So I've been wondering...do I complete it now, even though it'll likely be a snow day tomorrow, or do I wait?

Jodi Mahoney said...

This is so cute! Nice twist on this for sure. I have a presentation that I have to give tomorrow and haven't finished it yet. So I've been wondering...do I complete it now, even though it'll likely be a snow day tomorrow, or do I wait?

fireflytrails said...

Here is middle Tennessee we haven't had much snow - just extremely cold and gloomy weather. I will be following your first list tonight - it looks like we may finally get some snow tomorrow! I love the contrasts of your lists!

Jaana said...

Anita, I am with you! Although, I could take one more snow day, but not this coming week; too much happening at school. Can I request a specific time for a snow day? What would be the procedure for that?

Julieanne said...

Love the tricks for snow and no snow. While you pray for no snow and I don't blame you, yuck, I think there is something special that comes out when you get to stay home unexpectedly. I have this theory about it. I think people who grow up in these conditions have a little more creativity, grit and feeling of community.

Katy Collins said...

You had some tricks I haven't heard before! We're looking at a snow day tomorrow, too, but I have to admit, I'm okay with that. I hope you get to go to school, though!

LInda Baie said...

So funny, Anita. I must admit we could use a snow day here in Denver. We've had the beginnings of your storms, & little more except for the cold, cold temps. No one has a 'cold' day here either. I've watched the weather & it doesn't look so good for you tomorrow, I agree. Hope your special charms will help!

Tara Smith said...

I'm going to follow your list, Anita, and I hope you have the right recipe! Enough snow days!

Terje said...

An interesting list of tricks. I hope that your reversed list works.

Crystal Brooks said...

Love your lists. The first list is usually all over fb with my teacher friends. I like the second list, I will hoping for another day of school tomorrow.

Catherine said...

This is so true, Anita! Although it seems from the latest forecast that the snow will miss us. The only "trick" from your list that is consistently follow is to do all my homework. It's pretty reliable. Enjoy the Oscars tonight, and have a good day tomorrow!

Jackie said...

Oh so true...the time that you will not be prepared for school...or that you really need a snow day...that is the day that the sun is shining and busses running. Great post...loved it. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

Ramona said...

My kids arrived on Thursday evening before Christmas. Daughter-in-law told me about the spoon under the pillow. I promptly went to the silverware drawer. It did the trick - we had an extra day of winter break! Hope your reverse tricks work for you.

Michelle Haseltine said...

I read your lists too late...snow day already called for me tomorrow. I'm ok with it as I'm not feeling well. I, too, am over the snow.

b said...

If I can provide any encouragement, Anita, what's come of the 'snow storm' in Indiana -- in short, it's been a bust. Yes, a couple inches of snow, but certainly not 10. 10. Last Friday, it was almost a foregone conclusion that we'd be out Monday; now, it's just a joke that we'd ever miss. All the best. I'm thinking you won't need your tricks :). b

Michelle said...

Anita, I have never heard of some of those tricks! Truly we have only cold days here in the Chicagoland area. We got almost 6 more inches over the weekend, but we are all clear and ready for another school day tomorrow. Here's to hoping for school!

Elizabeth G. said...

Oh that is so funny! I teach in WA and would love to have snow days. Maybe I should start trying some of your tried and true methods. I wish you the best of luck on your snow free school year.

Tracey Bee said...

This is sooo cute. I love hearing all these snow stories. Did you let your class know to do the same? I know if we had the possibility of snow days my class would wear their jammies inside out for sure.

Tracey Bee said...

This is sooo cute. I love hearing all these snow stories. Did you let your class know to do the same? I know if we had the possibility of snow days my class would wear their jammies inside out for sure.