Thursday, February 1, 2007

THE UN-SNOW DAY (a mother's revenge)

It snowed last night.  There was 2 inches on the ground when we woke up this morning, but there were no Oompas crowding in front of the television to see if the school district was announcing yet another snow day.  This morning it was eerily quiet as my school aged children readied for school.

The reason was that according to the School District Superintendent, there were 3 snow days and 2 late starts which dropped the students of the district below the minimum required instructional hours for the school year.  The missing hours would have to be made up.  Rather than adding the days to the end of the year, which would cost more in extra salary and expense hours, the district has opted to add 15 minutes to the end of each school day until the end of the school year.

The weather channel is predicted another 3 inches or so over night.  There may yet be another snow day.  I figure that may result in even more time added to the school day.  The Oompas are not happy at all and for the first time they are actually dreading a snow day. 

I, on the other hand, am loving it!  Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

p.s.:  Thanks for the wishes, but it is not my birthday  (Sept. 13... truffles... hint, hint, hint).  I just feel older each day. 



deshelestraci said...

Bless the little Oompas hearts!  So sad.  
I thought you had "just" had a birthday.  Just old huh?

carolhehe said...

Where I live there is never school closed for snow no matter how deep it is.

princesssaurora said...

Aww...poor Oompas!  

be well,

mzgoochi said...

LOL Yay Dorn! Sorry Oompas!!

jimsulliv3 said...

Hi D, thanks for the comments. Re: Jimmy's Handy Guide; I don't practice it, I wrote it ! I can identify with you on morning rituals like coffee making and coughee leaving while on the mad rush to the throne. It's good to be King!


midwestvintage said...

 Oh I can just see it.  My kids would have been out their measuring the snow.   The thing is as a child I never remember us having a snow day and we had more snow usually.


missheathyrmaree said...

yay! i'm glad that you are getting some revenge.
although i'm sure the oompa's probably don't deserve it.
they are so wellbehaved and all.  :]

oh, and i tagged you:

have a good weekend, love!

glensfork4 said...

You have a bunch of snow....and no snow day....we had 2" today (2-2) and we did get a snow day....go figure

swmpgrly said...

still waiting for snow in mass.