Losing the Battle with Snow Days

Losing the Battle with Snow Days

Snow Day One – December 15 The morning of the first snow day of the 2009-2010 school year: Epic!  Since school canceled the night before, you were able to stay up late, not do homework, and are now waking up around 11 o’clock in the morning – roughly 5th period.  It’s time for a bowl

Snow Day One – December 15

The morning of the first snow day of the 2009-2010 school year: Epic!  Since school canceled the night before, you were able to stay up late, not do homework, and are now waking up around 11 o’clock in the morning – roughly 5th period.  It’s time for a bowl of cereal- alone or with other LPS siblings- to help mess up your daily routine even more.  Parents?  Not at home unless they are also LPS employed or work from home.  This is good news for those who can drive and pure mood destruction for others who can’t.  If you live in a child-filled neighborhood then you’re in luck without parents, you have entertainment for the day!  If you don’t have any friends within walking distance then you are going to have a boring day, as many students made clear on their Facebook status.  If you are crazy, have a car, and no friends close then you probably got in your car and went to a friends’ house to try and salvage your afternoon with movies, hot cocoa, and Wii.  Since the snow was still coming down, you watched 10/11, checked the “School Closing” site on 10/11now.com, and constantly refreshed the LPS web page waiting for the red banner to appear across the top announcing school will be canceled on December 16.

Finally the news came.  Naturally you all signed on to Facebook and watched as your chat list exploded to over 150 friends online; numbers only reached again on the Monday after break by procrastinators.

Snow Day Two – December 16

The second day of waking up late from a full night of sleep is paying off.  Those dark circles under your eyes are disappearing.  Good deal!  Now it’s time for some breakfast around lunch time.  After that, some more Facebook time.  Why?  Because there is nothing else for you to do–except homework, but you’re betting on a third snow day so, put it off one more day.  The snow is now almost at an unmanageable level and anyone would be crazy to drive through it.  There were a few who traveled into the blizzard to save themselves from isolation and boredom.
Those with LPS employed parents had the insider tip that there probably wouldn’t be school the next day because of the conditions of the side streets. Many people were back on Facebook waiting for the good or bad news to come from Susan Gourley.
As expected, she called around eight o’clock, announcing that there would be no school on Thursday.

Snow Day Three – December 17

Alright.  It’s the third day of waking up late, getting on Facebook, drinking hot chocolate, and having nothing to do!  I was tired of wasting my days on the internet, so I started a 1,000 piece puzzle…and finished in the same day.  After 72 hours of enclosure, many cases of severe cabin fever were reported.  The sun started to come out today so leaving the house was possible for some people, but most were left alone, again.

Snow Day 4- January 6

See Day 1.

Snow Day 5- January 7

See Day 2.  Add more Facebook time and frustration.  This is cutting time off our finals preparation, but we’re teenagers, so who cares right?  During finals you all wished that we hadn’t had those 2nd three snow days so we could sleep in or have extra study time.

Snow Day 6- January 8

See Day 3, but with more activity.This got past ridiculous after day 4.  Congratulations LPS.  You gave kids a 5 day weekend.  How else can you satisfy us? Cancel school forever?  For now, most are content with the extra week and a day off.  Susan Gourley deserves the largest “thank you” card ever seen.  I guess creating a Facebook page is the new version of turning your pajamas inside out.  Don’t be ashamed you joined the Facebook group “The epic LPS triple snow day of 2009,” it probably won’t ever be repeated, so be proud you were a part of it.  History.

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