You are looking at Bossy’s bedroom skylight. The ice currently encrusted there represents the reason the neighborhood schools employed a two-hour delay this morning.
Actually it’s more like a 24-hour delay for Bossy’s daughter, who is home sick regardless of the weather. In fact, when it comes to snow days, Bossy’s daughter has been a bit unlucky this year. That’s because last year’s record snowfall forced so many days off that, this year, Bossy’s Philadelphia neighborhood is all, Here in Sweden our kids go to school even when the streets aren’t plowed. Tack och ha en trevlig dag.
Bossy grew up on the 19th floor of a Philadelphia high rise, and occasionally it would snow its city arse off down below, and so Bossy would stand by the transistor radio in her family’s kitchen awaiting the broadcaster’s announcement of her school’s closing number.
But for the majority of Bossy’s learning career, Bossy attended public schools, which would be lassoed together and announced as one unit.
Five minutes later when Bossy birthed her own kids, the school closing information could be found crawling along the bottom of the local TV news broadcasts.
Then one year when Bossy’s son was in grade school, Bossy somehow found herself on a classroom school closing phone tree.
Until one fateful late night when Bossy saw that her neighborhood was in the throes of a serious blizzard, and so Bossy took her phone off the hook knowing full well there’d be no school the following day, and Bossy wanted her family to sleep in, which is short for Bossy wanted to sleep in.
Except this meant Bossy’s phone was off the hook when Bossy’s phone tree person tried to call the house. This meant Bossy’s phone tree person had to call the person assigned to Bossy, and this did not go over well with Bossy’s phone tree person.
Which brings us up to date. These days, Bossy typically receives her daughter’s school closing information in an email.
Bossy can sum up her feelings about school closing information in this way: Sister mercy is there a fresher hell? Hurry up May!
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you tell Bossy your experiences with school closing information, either from your childhood or currently?
And be sure to check back later today for the best school closing comments on the web!