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Top 10 Signs My Kids’ Schools Are Closed Today

Top 10 Signs My Kids’ Schools Are Closed Today

by Gina Valley

My kids don’t have school today.  I have no idea why.

One of my kids told me that it’s National Squirrel Day, but I don’t think that’s it.  After all, I can clearly see the squirrels in our backyard, and they don’t seem to be taking the day off.

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But, my kids definitely are.

Here’s how I know.

Top 10 Signs My Kids’ Schools Are Closed Today

#10.  The decibel level in my home is twice that of an airliner’s jet engines during takeoff.

#9.  A pack of 15 neighborhood kids just ran through my living room chasing our girl puppy, who has an Xbox controller in her mouth.

#8.  The refrigerator door has been opened and closed so many times today that the light bulb exploded.

#7.  There were 2 arguments about who’d get to play Rope n Fly on my computer before 7:00AM (I ended the arguments by ever so politely screaming “Don’t touch my computer!”).

#6.  My kids’ teachers keep calling, asking “How’s it going?” and then laughing hysterically.

#5.  My eldest daughter, who was too sick to even get out of bed this morning, was miraculously healed just after her brother reminded her there’s no school today.

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#3.  I checked when the next flight to Hawaii departs 3 times before 10:00AM (there’s a flight with an empty seat departing in 3 hours).

#2.  The barrel of Goldfish Crackers I bought at Costco yesterday was inhaled in under an hour

#1.  All of my kids were up and dressed by 6:00AM.

I wonder if school’s open tomorrow.

It’s not National Moose Day or something is it?

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

How can you tell school is closed around your place?  What do you do/did you do when your kids were home all day unexpectedly?  Shoot me a comment.  I look forward to hearing all about it.

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5 Responses
  • Kids seem to have a 6th sense when it comes to snow days. Our kids always sleep in and enjoy the extra time to rest. I don’t blame them. 🙂

    • gina valley
      February 2, 2014

      I wish my kids would do that, Christy. That’s what I want to do!

  • violafury
    January 31, 2014

    Gina, when I lived in Michigan before moving to California, we had snow days, every other day, it seemed. My mother was an English teacher and was glad of it. The best “snow day” I remember was the day we all went inner-tube sledding, with the neighbors, parents and all. The neighbors’ dad was an M. D. The next day we all had chicken pox, so for a long time, I didn’t look forward to snow days. That 6-year old logic will get your every time.

    Growing up in California, afforded us no “snow days” and I don’t remember having much time off, because I was too busy playing hooky. When I went back to school in Michigan, times had changed. It didn’t matter if there were 12 feet of snow on the ground, and ice 4 inches thick on the wires and no electricity. We went to school and loved it. If we had to burn a few Steinway pianos to stay warm, so be it. Michiganders had changed.

    Here in Florida, I have no earthly idea what closes schools around here. I’m pretty sure no one even goes to school, since everyone is one the computer, playing Runescape all day. Maybe the teachers are playing Runescape; who knows? xoxo

    • gina valley
      February 2, 2014

      I grew up near the beach here in Southern California. We never had snow days. Once when I was in high school they closed school early because the rain was making the flood channel fill and they were afraid it might over flow. It did, but no one was hurt. Another time in high school they sent us all home because the air conditioning system went out, and, with no windows to open, there was no way to circulate the air. Lol! No wonder I am such a weather wimp!