Snow Day Scam

"Snow Day" seems to me a complete scam to give teachers a day off - at least given the relatively mild nature of yesterday's snowfall. I know the story is that parents will sue the school if their little darlings fall and hurt themselves in icy playgrounds. But no-one seems to think about the situation where both parents work and suddenly find themselves having to make emergency childcare arrangements.

My 18 year old found himself minding and then making lunch for my 11 year old and two of her friends as well, because Francesca and I still had meetings to attend and which we got to without too much difficulty. Nevertheless, Dora really enjoyed making her first real snowman. And I suppose we should spare a thought for those 4X4 school run mums.  The first day that the weather justifies having a 4X4 and school gets cancelled...

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