Tales of a Snow Day

Day 7 – March SOLSC

Got the call last night that we wouldn’t have school today.  My daughter did the typical kid happy dance, while I sat thinking about all of the things I could/should get done on a snow day.  After all, it’s an unexpected day off in the middle of the week.  Of course I should be productive.  Let’s see…

Slept in until 8:30am (Remember the days when 8:30 was considered early?!)

Made coffee and started the dishwasher (Ok, hubby started the dishwasher)

Sipped the hot, delicious, coffee while watching the Weather Channel.

Had some cereal while still watching the Weather Channel.

Listened to my daughter practice her violin (Can’t get her to practice all week, but on a snow day, she’s motivated).

Texted with some friends.

Went to the Gym for about a half hour (the snow wasn’t coming down all that heavy yet).

Grabbed lunch with my hubby.

Thought about what I was going to write for my Slice today.

Read some other Slices.

Watched the snow falling down – slow, then heavy, slow again.  Are we going to get what they predicted?

It seems as though I did many things today.  However, it’s now about 3:15 and I have yet to enter my report card grades or work on writing my report card comments.  Why oh why can’t I find the motivation for these?  I love my kiddos, am so proud of all their growth, am always talking about them and how great they’re doing.  So why can’t I just sit and write what I need to write?  Maybe it’s because I want them to be perfect?  Maybe it’s because the rubrics we use for report cards make me bananas?  Maybe it’s because I’d rather be sipping tea by the fireplace?  Whatever it is, I know I’m not the only one who is struggling to write report card comments today.  I read another Slice on the Blog Writing328 where ShellyMKeller talks about snow days and report cards – Only I think she was way more productive in this area than me!  I’ll get back on track – right after I have another cup of tea!


I’m participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge!  Thank you to the team of writers at Two Writing Teachers for this wonderful writing community.  A place for us to grow together as writers. 

19 thoughts on “Tales of a Snow Day

  1. I can definitely think of many things I’d rather do than report cards and comments, too! I’m right there with you. I just had to stayed focused to make most a Snow Day in the middle of the week! Otherwise, would just stress myself out!

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    • Oh I’m totally going to stress myself out and get them done right by the deadline. But they will get done. Good job having the willpower to stay focused. I just made another cup of tea! 🙂


  2. I am SO jealous!! We have not had a snow day this year, but I bet if we did my day would be similar to yours.

    I’m right there with you on the report card struggle. Another reason to add – I feel like the parents know all of this already! We’ve talked, so why do I have to write it 10 times in each subject?!

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  3. Comments on report cards. Ugh! … But I had to chuckle because I just remembered a comment that my English teacher wrote on my 8th grade report card. What a year that was! My mom didn’t think he was being fair in his comment, but he nailed me. Of course, I never enlightened my mom.

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  4. I used to draw sketches of the rooms in my house and rearrange furniture during every round of report cards. My husband always knew when it was time because those sketches would litter the house. Hah!

    I was quite unmotivated today on my snow day – mentally I knew I had a lot to do, but reading and writing was way more interesting!

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  5. Snow days are made to be unproductive! My mom always says, “Snow days are a teachers reminder to be a normal human for once.”

    Enjoy your tea and be extra productive tomorrow 😉 (WAY easier said than done!)

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