Snow Day? (Please?)

It is said that the three things people most want to hear are, “I love you,” “I forgive you,” and “It’s dinner time.”

I would like to nominate a fourth: “Snow Day!”

It’s a lovely moment: I’m lying in bed, waiting for the alarm to go off, thinking about the quiz I’m giving today, the mother whose call I should return, the papers I need to get graded, the meeting I have after school. My bedroom is 63 degrees, and I don’t have clean socks.

The radio turns on. “The following school districts have cancelled classes for today…”

I listen, wait, hope… Yes!

It’s a snow day. More

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