Monday, December 15, 2008

The Snow Dance Worked

I could just hug Derek Beasley right now. He's my local meteorologist crush, if you didn't already know that from previous posts. Am I into his handsome good looks? NO. Do I like the way he stands in front of a blue screen pointing to the various weather all over the country? NO. I am into his ability to predict a SNOW DAY. Derek said we can expect 2-4 inches over the next 24-hours and then MORE snow for Wednesday. A snow STORM even. Sigh. I think I'm in love.

Don't think I'm the only one. All teachers nationwide have endearing feelings towards their local weatherperson. Anyone who mumbles those magic words is deserving of our educational love. Besides the fact that we are actually expecting some accumulation, I just so happen to live in a county that calls school off for a heavy frost - so the odds of a snow day are actually pretty good. KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED. And it probably helps that I made my kindergartners perform a Snow Dance today that involved lots of uncoordinated motions and pretend snowball fights, but it looks like it might have worked. Don't underestimate the power of 5-year-olds.

Anyway, a light sprinkling of the white stuff is accumulating on top of my car and the roofs throughout the neighborhood. I am so one of those people who will rush out to the store to stock up on snow day necessities like Diet Coke. I totally have my priorities straight, you know that. My current stock is, well, nonexistent, so this is certainly a problem. I will venture to the store as soon as Baby B wakes up from his nap. I guarantee you that 75% of our city will be at Kroger pulling sleds, rock salt, and milk off the shelves. We don't take the threat of snow lightly. No siree.

Before Baby B insisted that I put him down for his second nap of the afternoon (read: FUSSYPANTS), I did snap some pics of him for our Christmas card. I won't show you the finished product, but here is proof from our photoshoot:

4 comments:

Smith Family Forum said...

Send your weatherman to me ASAP!!! Mine is a DUD!! He says we're going to have rain ALL week! I'll BE TRAPPED INSIDE WITH 18 SIX YEAR OLDS FOR 5 LOOOOOOONNNNNGGGGG DAYS! ;)

SGA Debbie

The Ossege Family said...

Since when were snow dances part of KY core content, could you tell me under what part that falls?! Hee Hee! I am glad you injected some fun into that boring curriculum! I hope your snow dance works to the full effect, I could totally use a snow day right about now. Maybe 2 or 3 to be honest :) Santa Becks looks sooooo CUTE!

The Ossege Family said...

P.S. Yes, I know I shouldn't be commenting on your blog during the school day, especioally during one of my classes, but they are having their Art party and I am really bored :)

Mo said...

Forget the Weather Man!! How about the traffic updates from the Hottie Brandon Hamilton!! I have huge crush, and even when the traffic seems awful, somehow it just sounds like it will all be ok when he reports it! ;) PS. We're totally friends on Facebook! haha!!