Well, today is another snow day even though there’s no snow coming down. It’s freezing rain. That nightmarish precipitation that turns all roads and walkways into sheets of ice that are just begging to hurt you. I hate this type of weather more than snow because of the danger it creates.
Of course, the buses aren’t running, so the toddler is staying home. In reality, his school day is delayed and he’s supposed to go in later. Yet, no buses and the local news is screaming for people to not go out unless it’s an emergency. He’s staying home because even if I get him to school, I’ll have to drive back out to get him. The weather is supposed to get more icy too, so he gets another day of sleeping in and playing with his trains.
Sadly, this means he misses out on the book fair they were having today. I’m not too upset because we’ve been given so many hand-me-down books that there are piles of them on his floor. He only wants us to read 4 books to him too:
- Yertle the Turtle
- Puff the Magic Dragon
- Oh, The Thinks You Can Think
- A Finding Nemo book about Perseverance.
Due to this weather, work and school have been iffy. Greg’s visit has been pushed back to the weekend, which means I won’t be around much on Saturday. Then we get our next big storm Sunday night into Monday, but the toddler has off from school all of next week. I really do hate how these storms keep hitting on the days that my wife is supposed to work, so she can’t get into work. She tries and then the car gets stuck, so we’ll see what happens today.
Maybe employers should do something in regards to snow days that doesn’t cost an employee pay or sick days. It isn’t an employee’s fault that bad weather happens and roads are impassable, so why be penalized? This is one of the things I truly hated about office work. You felt like you were punished for things beyond your control like bad weather and disease. It led to such foolish acts as driving in blinding snowstorms and going in sick. I love how I was always told to stay home during these moments for my own good, but that one day off is critical when you’re living paycheck to paycheck. I’m ranting now and nothing will ever change here, but it really is sad that people are put in these positions.