Snow Days To Be Made Up

It was Monday morning. My youngest boy, Tommy, dragged himself down for breakfast. He was heading back to school after a nearly two-week blizzard break. Our conversation went something like this:

  • Tommy: “Dad, is this March?”
  • Me: “No, it’s still February.”
  • Tommy: “I can’t wait until March.”
  • Me: “Why?”
  • Tommy: “Spring Break. And then it’ll be April, May, and then summer.”

Even after being out of school for so long, he still can’t wait for school to be out. Know what I mean? I saw this Dennis the Menace comic this morning. It’s so Tommy. He’s always loved recess. And vacations. And breaks.

There’s good news and bad news for Tommy and others just like him in Oklahoma. Many of the school districts have now decided how to make-up all the missed school days. None of them are taking the sacred Spring Break. But they’re using a couple of days here and there, like President’s Day, adding some time to the end of each day, and in the case of Tommy’s school district, extending the school year several days.

For Dennis Tommy, summer recess will just have to wait a little while longer.

2 Comments on “Snow Days To Be Made Up

  1. I think that it’s just ingrained in our brains to look forward to Spring Break and summer vacation. I’ve been out of school and working for a few years now and I still get excited when May comes…almost summer. It’s not like I get summers off, but I still look forward to it.

    So, your son is not the only one… 🙂

    • You’re so right Christy. After the winter we’ve had in Oklahoma I’m ready for Spring. Unfortunately that usually brings tornados. The heat and humidity of Summer I can take.

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