A Snow Day

It is 7:30 AM.

Now is the time I would normally be getting my daughter, a 4th grader, up for school but today is a snow day.  School is canceled.

I got the call at 5:05 AM through the school notification system.  That is about 4 hours before she would have to be there.  She starts at 9 AM.  I usually get up between 6 and 6:30, giving me an hour to have a coffee before I have to get things going.  Now I have about 5 hours.  Whatever will I do?

I remember when I was a kid, this was always a joyous occasion.  My parents didn't get a phone call notifying us of anything.  We always had to watch the morning news or listen to the radio hoping our town would be read off the list of school closings.  We would wait and listen with anticipation and jump for joy when we heard it.

Then it would be out to play in the snow.  Woo Hoo!  

I am more than a little irritated about the 5:05 AM phone call.  I'm sure it works for some people, but I could have slept in for an hour or two but no!  I'm up.  A text message or an email would have sufficed.  But they prefer the old method.

Now I'm on a mission.  Get this phone call time changed.


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