2014-THANKSgiving

Dear Parent who Likes Snow Days

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Dear Parent who Likes Snow Days,

I like you. I do. I just don’t understand you. You seem like a normal person and then a snow day is called and you are all smiles. I worry that you don’t understand how snow days work so I am going to explain them to you.

When school is cancelled, the kids stay home with you.

If your response to this information is still, “Yay!” I am going to assume one of the following:

1. You are being sarcastic.

2. You work outside the home.

3. You have a nanny.

4. You have better meds than I do.

5. The kids have tied you up and are answering for you.

There can be no other explanation. However, in order for us to understand each other, I will explain why my reaction is not “Yay!” but “F@#!”:

1. I do not want to be a short order cook.

2. I need to write and cannot write while people cry about broken bands in their Rainbow Looms.

3. I like to go to the bathroom by myself.

4. I feel guilty if I let my kids watch movies or play video games all day but – oh my god – all the talking.

5. I have to share my snacks.

So, I hope you can understand where I’m coming from and, if you can’t sympathize because you are busy making hot cocoa for your blanket fort, please…please…can I drop my kids off at your house? Just for the day. Unless school is cancelled again on Monday.

Sincerely,

Vikki

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  1. 5

    liss says

    wow, if you dont enjoy your children then you are for sure doing something wrong. i sugest you take a love and logic class or possible get your baby making parts taken out put your children in childcare and just work 40 hours a week maybe everyone would be happier in your home.

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      Someone20001 says

      First of all…there is a reason behind the meaning of SCARY MOMMY. It’s a website for us moms (and a few dads) whom have what is called a SENSE OF HUMOR. I love being a mother more than anything in the universe, but I will admit that when my daughter is at daycare all day while I work from home, I do miss her. But when she’s at home acting up all day, it drives me insane sometimes! We are all entitled to gripe a little bit. Get over yourself. Good lord.

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      Angie says

      WOw there are a lot of the high horse my kid can sing his ABC backwards, and run faster then your’s comments on the post !! Like get a grip it’s sarcasm at its best and called being a real parent!! SMH…

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      Justme says

      Lmao. I’ve sat here and thought about what to say to you but I’ve decided to keep those comments to myself, maybe you should do the same? I can’t stop laughing though. You truly are hilarious ;)

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  2. 11

    Samantha says

    I’d be happier if they just go to school on crappy snow days… since our school district doesn’t include snow days in the schedule, it takes away from nice, go outside days in the summer. :D

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    Terri Agy says

    LOL not true, I loved having my kids home (once they started school that is) I missed them when they went to school. 4 yo on the other hand ugh drugs would have been a help! I was a stay at home mom with Kid 1 and by kid 2 the hubs and I had started a business. So working by then. And for anyone saying they enjoy their kids 100% of the time is full of BS. All our kids make us crazy at some point.

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  4. 13

    Buffster says

    My daughter’s school district is making it that for two weeks in August they are doing 1/2 days because it gets too hot. My reaction is pretty much this (as well as feeling sorry for working parents, wondering why it’s OK to have after school activities in the same classrooms, and generally thinking it’s a stupid idea).

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  5. 16

    Medfreemom says

    Not every mom is “Happy Mom” all the time or “Cranky Mom” all the time. Doesn’t it always depend on ages/maintenance level of said children, mood/number of hours of sleep on that particular day, and Yes, medicated or non-medicated parenting. I have made it to ages 14 and 15 med-free, but not going to lie, There are times when I think of filling that prescription! and I am grateful now that my kids can go sledding and bundle up on their own and make their own cocoa! Also, because I am a teacher-I welcome a nice snow day.

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  6. 17

    says

    I live in FL now but when I lived in Washington, D.C., I used to LOVE snow days! A snow day for the kids meant a snow day for me. Bring on the hot chocolate and snowmen. That said, I love your humor, especially the part about the broken band in the Rainbow loom.

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    Dawn Sapkowski says

    We live in a very small town, so when the buses are cancelled, as long as the school is still open my kids go to school. They love going to school on snow days! The teachers can’t teach anything new because the bus kids aren’t there, so they end up doing fun and different things like playing with educational toys, doing word puzzles, watching educational movies, and doing lots of crafts. Snow days at school are the best! When the school is closed though (which is thankfully quite seldom) I’m with the author of this article. I have two kids who love school, so being stuck at home with them on a school day is miserable for all of us.

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    lin says

    Ha! I go through “Yay, let’s play in the snow then drink hot chocolate and do crafts!” to “Let’s watch just one show to recover from that Pinterest-inspired craft!” to “I feel guily now that you are staring at a screen…” Snow days are a mixed blessing!

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    Hollywood says

    What I wouldn’t do to be a fly on the wall observing all the moms enjoying the perfect pinterest snow day making crafts and and hot chocolate and all there kids perfectly behaving and always of course the mom ALSO remaining to NEVER once think oh man when r they going to bed!! This is site is to show that all moms have good days and bad. And then sometimes (probably most times) YES u are over the moon to be home with your kids crafting,playing,feeding and even enjoying bedtime! BUT also to know that u should not feel like a “bad mom” cuz today was tough and the kids are nuts and your stressed and want to give up and thats ok because others feel the same! Thank you for understanding both sides to everyday parenting!

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    Mercy Langille says

    I don’t get “snow days” in India, but I do have my kids home all the time right now. I’d give anything to have them in school instead of home all the time, ’cause I need a break from whining and cries of “mom, wipe me!”

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    Amy says

    I love your sense of humor AND I love snow days. I’m a teacher, so it’s usually a surprise day off for all of us. With a little kahlua in my coffee, I’m happy to make blanket forts and hot cocoa with the best of them.

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    cheesehead4ever says

    While I completely sympathize with you (especially since I too live in Minnesota), for some reason I still get a strange thrill when I get the phone call/email from the school district. It probably is because we get to sleep in. We usually bake one thing but my kids are the age (9 and 13) where they are usually doing their own thing. It’s the constant Disney Channel or Nick in the background where I usually go crazy.

    It will be interesting to see if we have another “cold day” on Monday.

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    Smowman123 says

    We live in Alaska. Most of our schools are neighborhood schools so There are no true snow days here. We have ice days maybe once a year. Occasionally they will say children being bussed from Girdwood to the high school in anchorage don’t have to come in because, quite frankly, the highway is super dangerous. We have a lot of children home schooled. My group of friends and i loooove no school days, but we keep each other company and play together. Different location and dynamics.

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