Friday, January 16, 2009

Snow Day Anyone?

Tennessee Definition of Snow Day


A day in which school is canceled
in other states cancelation is due to the presence of snow or ice
and the hazards it creates in travel
No actual snow needs be present in Tennessee
chance of snow? school is closed
no chance of snow, but it's cold? school is closed

I guess I understand the fact that it's really cold - like negative and single digits!
But at the same time, it's in the teens and twenties during the day.
There are places in the US where this is the temp for the whole winter season.
I'm 100% sure kids in these places don't get out of school simply because the high of the day is only 21.

I sound a bit like a grump. Honestly I'm not. I actually am glad that it's a snow day today, because then my little bro and sis are home for the day. They can help me with the girls since I need to start packing our stuff up. I just think it's a bit silly. That's all. I wish there WAS snow on the ground. I want to go play in it.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for saying what I was thinking. Where ya moving to?

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  2. That was what always amazed me during the time we lived in Nashville -- this is a snow day? Really?!

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  3. The Blaisdell'sJanuary 19, 2009 at 4:10 PM

    Hey question for you, do you have a penquin hat? Gail and Jake are expecting a lil one and I'd love to get one for the new lil bean.


    Lynne

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  4. haha.. you are right. in maine kids certainly don't get out just cause it's "cold." and yes, we have had days when the high was only 15 degrees, snow still falling from the night before and the kids go to school anyway because the snow plows have been out all night.

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