It was snowing, and it was snowing hard.
How interesting. I checked the forecast yesterday and there wasn't a hint of snow.
John and I turned on the morning news and heard the weather guy say 6-8 inches in our area of wind-driven snow (a mess) and rapidly deteriorating road conditions.
I gotta tell you that I've lived in Colorado for over 5 years now, but I HATE driving in this kind of weather. Call me a wimp, I don't care. I'll own it.
I took Will and his friend to a sleepover Friday afternoon. It was snowing really hard and the roads were icy. I slid the whole way there and back, and I was really shaken. After that, we went to pick Sarah's friend up for a sleepover at our house, and believe me, if I thought that cancelling wouldn't have broken my little girl's heart, I would have done so in a heartbeat, because the roads were treacherous.
I think both of those driving incidents spooked me because I decided this morning that my kids were staying home.
I have issues with our superintendent and his (lack of) judgment in calling snow days. So I called this one on my own.
I told the girls and they were thrilled. Will wasn't. He wanted to go to school. He told John the other day on the way there that he was really popular so I'm guessing he needed his social fix.I understand that completely. Thankfully John took him this morning and he has a ride home this afternoon so I don't have to get out in this mess.
The girls and I just finished up some french toast (used up the leftover french bread from last night!) and we're going to stay in our pjs and watch Pride and Predjudice later (they love it). We may even make some cookies. The day is wide open!
*UPDATE: After I decided the girls weren't going, our district called a 2-hour delay...and 2 hours later they upgraded the delay to a CLOSURE. John made it to work 1 hour and 25 minutes after leaving home. He affirmed my decision to keep the girls home. I think I want to be a consultant for our superintendent.