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Snow Day

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Regularly scheduled days off from work are important.  Saturday and Sunday, every week, each with its own routine.  On Saturdays, one looks for something fun to do outside the house – family time, shopping, a dinner out.  Or else, it’s a time for doing work that hasn’t been done, like cleaning, or laundry, repairs, or grading papers.

Holidays are even better, because they don’t have their own routine.  It’s a bonus day, to add some pleasure to the week that wouldn’t fit into the usual weekend.

Best of all is a snow day.  A snow day feels like a gift from the universe.  We go to bed on time, ready to get up with the alarm and go to work in the morning, and in the morning, the roads are blanketed in snow and ice and everything is cancelled.  There’s no possibility of going out, the week’s jobs are done, and there’s literally nothing at all that needs to be done.

It’s a day to celebrate laziness, with no guilt at all to feel about watching TV all day, or reading a good book straight through.  I read Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagoon from cover to cover this morning, and drank four cups of tea – that’s right, four.  Why not?  I couldn’t go out if I wanted to.  Look at how icy and hostile the world is.  In an icy, hostile world, where even the air could kill you, better to wrap up in a down comforter and have another cup of tea and another episode of Doctor Who.

There really is very little in this world better than a snow day, and so few adults get to enjoy them.  It’s one of the good parts of being a teacher.


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January 20, 2016 at 8:18 pm

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