We're having us another snow day today. This makes number 3 for the school year. It used to be that the kids would just bask in snow day glory whenever it happened, but a few years ago, we had a harsh winter that used up more snow days than were baked into the schedule. This resulted in having to make them up at the end of the school year.
There was MUCH wailing and gnashing of teeth! And that was from district employees moreso than students...
Since then, we keep track of the count. I think there is room for 6, so we're at 50% now.
I tutor a high school student on Thursdays who is homeschooled, so today is just another day for her. She gets to avoid the bullies and the cliques and the fashion police of traditional high school, but she doesn't get snow days. It doesn't seem to bother her, though. She ranks pretty low on the teen rebellion scale.
As for my own rebels, they're being pretty agreeable too. Chaco's been up late the last couple of nights working on a robotic arm for the science olympiad, so he caught up on sleep. And I think we are, by now, majority owners of Radio Shack.
Right now, he and his fellow olympian are putting on the finishing touches.
Remember my sweet, clean, and organized workspace? He's totally hijacked the Giga Desk:
Day by day, our oldest is turning into my dad, and there doesn't seem to be anything I can do about it.