Snow = everything closes. Cool. I love a good snow day!
But this one turned out to be not so cool! I was at school, Tuesday, when the flakes started to fall. The school superintendent decided to start dismissing kids 2 hours early so I called Jared and had him go get both of our kids and take them home. Well the flakes started to fall faster and harder as the temperature dropped and dropped. We are in the South, y’all, we don’t have the resources to deal with this stuff. By the time the buses got there the roads were already a mess. Long story short. . . it was too late. Kids were stuck on buses for hours. Kids and teachers had to sleep at schools. People were stranded everywhere. Well I’ll tell you one thing. . . Hell can freeze over. . . I am not getting stranded at school!
My car is rear wheel drive and since the roads were so slick I was just going to walk the mile in a half or so to my parents’ house. But my awesome student teacher and her boyfriend in his 4 wheel drive truck took me to my parents. It took us two and a half hours to get there. You know, a mile in a half in two + hours. There were more people walking than driving. Cars and buses full of children scattered the sides of the streets where they slid off.
My mom had warm brownies for me when I walked in the door. Best. Mom. Ever. I was sure I was stranded there for the night. I was so bummed that I would not get to spend this snow day with Jared and the kids. This was Liam’s first time ever in the snow and I was going to miss it all. I’m sentimental and this stuff means a lot to me. At least we were all safe and warm. That was a lot more than many people had at the time.
But when Jared’s parents found out that I was stranded they came and got me in their 4 wheel drive truck and brought me home. I made it home just after 8:00 to spend the night in my own warm bed with my family. We spent the next three days playing in the snow, drinking hot chocolate, making snow cream, watching movies, and reading by the fire.