For many parents, snow days are akin to a trip to the dentist - necessary but fortunately infrequent. Not this year! Holy cow, depending on the area of Middle TN, public schools are working on 10 or more snow days this winter according to WSMV News Channel 4! While those moms and dads who have all their children in full-time school are, without a doubt, cursing the weather report, those stay-at-home parents with kids in school only part-time are ready to throw a shoe through the TV! (Please do not do this - it won't change the weather!) The two or three days that these parents "get off" from having the kids around full-time recently have been wisked away with any thoughts of Spring. Not to mention that many of these parents pay for Mother's Day Out or Tuesday/Thursday school and are not getting reimbursed or credited in any way for these snow days.
This is not to say that stay-at-home parents do not love their children or their choice to be stay-at-home parents. Or that parents whose kids are in school full-time have it "easy". They have had to deal with lining up alternative care while they are at work or figuring out how to pick up their kids early with little or no notice. However, parents who stay at home and send their children to "school" a couple days a week look at those days as time to get things done more easily, and as a little bit of a mental break from constantly corralling toddlers. Fortunately it looks like the weather is going to finally break this weekend - just in time for Spring Break!