The Thursday before break, we had a snow day. There was eight inches of snow on my driveway. Swimming practices were cancelled. I slept in until eight a.m. and realized missed school.
I spent four hours shoveling the driveway. The snow was wet concrete. This sludge would barely move. When I fired up the snow blower, it broke one of the augers and tore a pin. This snow was tough stuff. My coat was very warm, but I forgot to wear wool socks. When I finished, my feet were solid blocks of ice. I proceeded to take a shower that burned the crap out of my feet. I hate shoveling.
The problem with snow days is when you finish the crappy shoveling job, you are tired. You end up sitting on the couch doing nothing for the day. I sat on the couch and played Halo 4 all day because I was too tired. Even if I had energy, I couldn’t go anywhere because the roads were really bad.
The worst part of a snow day is the homework. Your teachers aren’t stupid. They can sort of predict when a real snow day will happen. Their homework is planned accordingly. I always have projects and lots of monotonous work when we have snow days. Teachers don’t want to get behind, so they assign a ton of work. Most kids just don’t do it, but I feel guilty if I don’t do it. They usually collect the homework for completion points because they know how many won’t do it.
I would rather have school than a snow day. If it is too bad to have school, I can’t do any fun activities outside and friends can’t come over because the roads are bad. There is a pile of homework to do as well as work around the house. Shit, we still have swimming practice during a snow day. I would rather be in school because we are in school 180 days, regardless of whether we have snow days. I’d rather have the three day weekends in February. That’s just me.