Dear Parent who Likes Snow Days



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.

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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.

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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 tomorrow.)



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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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. 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. 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. 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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  7. 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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    • Malinda Jackson says

      Agreed. While we aren’t in a small town, when they do close school, it’s horrible! My kids get so bored because they are too young to go outside and play by themselves and we don’t even have a real yard for them to play in, not to mention they absolutely love school and get mad at even a 2 hour delay (like today). I’ll cry if they decide to close school in the next 8 minutes because of the temperature with the wind chill (-3, -20 wind chill).

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