The Thrill of a Snow Day
The forecast says there's a storm a brewin',
a winter storm watch is in effect.
I've heard this before, though not to be ignored,
I find it hard to believe what's being said.
They say 8-12 inches, that really means 2-4,
I've been through this so many times before.
Still two days away,
you know what they say,
anything can happen between now and then.
Home from school and wondering what's the news
on that storm they have been calling for.
Ten to sixteen inches, could it be true?
Maybe a snow day is in store.
Trying to stifle the excitement,
I feel a slight flutter
of a butterfly deep in my belly.
I peek out the window as the sun starts to set,
ahh, no snow on the horizon yet.
As I head to my room, the ritual begins,
being careful with each of my steps.
The jammies are on, inside out of course,
under my pillow, a spoon is safely tucked.
The phone is on, right beside my bed,
now off to rest my sleepy head.
I check the weather just one last time.
The winter storm warning is up,
but alas will it be enough?
I wonder with a heavy sigh.
We'll soon see
what the next morning will bring.
My eyes pop open.
It's just 4 am
too soon to know if there's no school.
I just have to take
one quick peak...
Yes! The snow has arrived!
Just an hour goes by
and the phone starts to ring.
The call I've waited for all night.
No school today!
Now how should I start my day?
There is so much to do.
Snowmen to build,
Sleds to ride, but what about school?
I guess my students will have to
wait for that test!
First on the list?
Go back to bed!
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