Unfair

What is the cruelest trick that nature can play on an elementary school student?

Well, I guess it is not so good for middle school or high school students either.

Give up?

A big storm that includes snow and ice.

One that drops its wintry load as predicted.

But does it on a SATURDAY or SUNDAY.

Poor weather that does NOT result in a school cancellation or delay.

By Monday morning, area roads are clear and school doors are wide open to welcome sleepy pupils.

This happened here last weekend--Saturday morning accumulation.

Of course, I get an earful from older boy about how unfair life is.

I respond with a typical show of my maturity.  I throw several snowballs that strike his upper body.

Happy Saturday kiddo.   

32 comments:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

You're definitely cooler than me.

Maxi said...

Mother Nature doesn't care what is fair, she's gonna try to teach us how to accept disappointment…

When life dumps a load of snow on your parade … make a snowman.

Blessings - Maxi

The Blonde Duck said...

See, we don't get snow here. But I always hated bad weather days (they shut down for ice) b/c they'd just make us make them up for Easter or at the end. I just wanted to get it over with!

Em-Musing said...

I still love a good snow storm where the whole city closes down. I can stay in my jams all day and no one expects me to do anything but stay home, drink hot cocoa and play on the computer.

Jax said...

LMAO It's true! You need to tell them to sleep with their PJs inside out. That's how you get a snow day!

I was disappointed about the Snow here Saturday morning b/c it interfered with me lugging 4x my body weight in laundry. Does that mean I'm getting old now?!!? hahaha

Miranda Hardy said...

You handled the matter in a mature way, of course. I wouldn't expect any less. Lol

Poor kids.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Going to school can be such a chore sometimes, kids will hope for any excuse to bunk school.

Ciara said...

That's why I live in the south. :)

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

ha! :)

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
LOL...yeah, life can be SO cruel at that age...
(wait until he has to shovel it all and the assorted aches and pains come a'calling)

Stay safe out there.

Pat Hatt said...

Hmph what a waste indeed. If it doesn't cancel anything it needs to stay away. But a snowball to the chest is a good way to get over it..haha

Janet Johnson said...

That was our weekend, too! But we only got like an inch of icy snow.

I actually love weekend snow. It's the best kind! My kids probably don't agree though. :)

Sarah Ahiers said...

Hell, that's a tragedy for adults too. I love a snowstorm on a weekday. Just means no one can get out of their driveways, which means no work.
Win

Candice said...

Oh the innocence of thinking THAT is an example of life being unfair!

Lisa said...

LOL! Smooth Dad, real smooth. ;-)

Arlee Bird said...

Snow days were like a gift when I was a kid. Though not so much if we had to make them up at the end of the school year.


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rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

My hero...a cool Dad :)

 ALH said...

It's so unfair to teachers too!! Although I love my students, I get just as excited about the possibility of a snow day as they do. Too bad it's been unseasonably warm here in Mississippi! We lucked out with two last year!

terri said...

It's Murphy's Law for kids!

Hilary said...

Ha.. it could have been worse. You could have made it a slam dunk. ;)

jodeeluna said...

I've got a disappointing snow story for you. One day last year my students and I were stuck in the classroom watching the snow come down. The school district wouldn't cancel school. We just looked out that window and drooled. Then after school, the parking lot looked like something you'd see at a ski resort. I almost didn't get home the snow was so deep. Cruel isn't it!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Wednesday!

Creepy Query Girl said...

LOL! Yes, a snow storm in the weekdns is NOT COOL in kid land:)

Cindy Beck, author said...

Despite my creeping-up-on-me age, I can still remember that kind of disappointment from a winter storm on a Saturday!

You're a good dad to plaster him with snowballs. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Ha ha! My boys would be happy to get snow any day though - we haven't had any yet.

Nezzy said...

Believe me when I say, it's a trick on the teachers too!!!

Don't think we don't get our hopes up for 'snow' days! Let me tell ya, I've been fooled my Mother Nature more than once bein' unprepared on a Monday morn'. (Now retired)

God bless and have a magnificent day!!! :o)

Helene said...

That is super unfair!!! But I love that you threw a snowball at your kid...love that response.

It rained here all last weekend. We were pretty bummed.

Clarissa Draper said...

That is totally unfair. Happened to me lots as a child.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

For us it's the freezing weather and the school bus that doesn't show up, but we're now popsicles waiting on the said of the road, unable to move and go home.

Momma Fargo said...

LOL. Rats on the lack of school closure for a short vacay. Did he get you back?

Selma said...

Mother Nature sure likes to keep us on our toes. What a cute story!

Stephanie D said...

We were "trapped" in our home for 4 straight days last year when it snowed in Dallas. The ice was so bad we couldn't get out our driveway. Miserable. She was begging to go to school after that...or was I the one who was begging for her to be able to go? Hmmmmm.....