Snow Day

The concept of the snow day was foreign to me for the first four decades of my life. Snow was, as a coworker from the Philippines said yesterday at the office, something on Christmas cards.

I moved from Los Angeles to Santa Fe in 2006, after years of mild New Mexico winters. The winter of 2006-07 was the first of five with heavy snowfall, winters when my car got stuck in snowdrifts and my kids got to sled down hills in Glorieta.

The kids have the day off school today, but I have to go to work. Snow days make things…interesting, for working parents.

Snow days are one of the many things that reinforce for us, again and again, that life is not predictable, and we are not in control. On the contrary. Life will always throw us curveballs – or snowballs.

Comments 2

  1. Beverly Matda wrote:

    I grew up with snow days, but it wasn’t until I was a parent that I realized what a pain they actually were. Even worse were school delays. That 2 hour period of time between the when bus would have run and when it actually does. Meanwhile, the parents have to go to work and worry about how or if the kids would be able to get on the bus or to school. Most employers are not school-delay or snow day friendly. But, I’m not a big fan of snow on any day.

    Posted 06 Jan 2017 at 9:55 am
  2. Brigette Russell wrote:

    I know, Bev. My kids are so thrilled when there’s a snow day. They have no idea what it means for adults.

    Posted 07 Jan 2017 at 9:11 am

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