Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Let The Snow Swallow The Streets Whole

Well, this is just ridiculous. The fact that the city of Memphis cancels schools at the slightest chill is annoying enough, but at least let us parents bank on that. Don't make us get up, check the news, take a shower, make lunches, check the news again, wake up both kids, feed them breakfast, dress them and THEN find out that schools are closed. Especially not after the mama has spent the last five nights in sleepless, teething-induced misery. Having to deal with taking a day off work is aggravating, but if the closings had been announced an hour earlier, I could at least still be guiltily cozied up in bed, with two happy, sleeping children. Instead, I'm up and showered, wasting lipgloss, listening to the constant drone of electronic toys and bickering kids, looking in despair at the increasingly disorganized pile of stuff that needs to get packed up to move in the next two days.

Sigh. Sorry. We now return you to your SAM-post-free two weeks already in progress ...

5 comments:

Sassy Molassy said...

ape, and Sharpies ready, because when i leave there this evening, there will be a neat stack of packed, taped, labeled boxes.

And yeah, MCS can suck it.

Sassy Molassy said...

Dammit. That should say "Get your tape..." Stupid slow computer.

Stephanie said...

Seriously- I slept with the laptop on the bedside table so that I could check the MCS news from bed, thus ensuring that I would be able to fall right back to sleep if things were closed. Instead, I hear about it second-hand while on my way out the door, coat on. What a disaster! Plus, I still have to go to work this afternoon. This day sucks!

minnesota:madre said...

At least you live in a land of snowdays. They seem to think we city folk can get to school like the mail carrier can deliver mail.

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