Random Snow Day Thoughts

datePosted on 08:13, February 23rd, 2010 by Small Town Mommy


It’s Tuesday which means it must be snowing in the Small Town (again).  That’s right, school is closed (again).   Because a whole week off last week wasn’t enough.  Oh, what’s that?  You don’t care if it is snowing in the Small Town?  Well then kiss my ass butt patootie!  I guess that means it is time for Random Tuesday Thoughts, where I share some of the things I have been thinking about lately.

It is also sweat pants Tuesday.  Not as much fun as pajama Sunday, but at least I am comfortable.

This past weekend I practically doubled the size of my wardrobe.  And I was fed breakfast to do it.  Sometimes, life is good.  The reason I got all these clothes is that a friend of mine underwent gastric bypass surgery last summer.  She has lost a ton of weight.  I benefited because I got all the clothes that she can no longer wear (yes, I am that much larger than she is now, there’s no reason to rub it in.  I know you’re just jealous of all my new clothes).

I received a note from the Small Town elementary school cafeteria.  Apparently, Joanna owes them $3.  It turns out that if she asks nicely, they will extend credit to her.  In fact, she can use her school ID number (which I didn’t even know she had) to charge whatever she wants in the cafeteria.  Really, whose brilliant idea was it to give credit to a six year old?  Because six year olds are known for their level of responsibility?  Can I get her an American Express card next?  I can just imagine the bill I get when Joanna eats her weight in ice cream.

That is all that’s happening here.  I think my brain is atrophied from spending too much time with children.  And since there is no school again today, I get more time.  I wonder if I will ever recover.  Don’t forget to stop off and visit Keely to find out what random things are happening in Canada.

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29 Responses to “Random Snow Day Thoughts”

  1. melissa on February 23rd, 2010 at 8:58 am

    LOL schools are much more liberal than when I went to school. They used to call my mother, and complain because my sister would only eat ice cream, not give her credit to do so. I really am sorry it is snowing again, it is almost over. Spring will be here soon.

  2. Elle on February 23rd, 2010 at 9:02 am

    We never, ever, ever get snow days. I actually wouldn’t mind one once in a while. One year they did cancel school because of bitter cold temps, but for snow, nope.

    Really, what is the deal with letting kids charge at the cafeteria?

    Happy RTT! Hope it stops snowing and your kids go back to school soon.

  3. Elise Everyday Goddess on February 23rd, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Snow has got it in for us this year too!

    When I had my gall bladder out I was stunned to wake up and realize that the surgeon did not give me a complimentary tummy tuck! I took it as a compliment, but honestly he could have helped me out a little since he was there already anyway?

  4. Jen on February 23rd, 2010 at 9:21 am

    We still haven’t had a snow day, and it is Tuesday and it is snowing, again. I am so sick of it I can’t stand it. My daughter (me)owes the school $8 in lunch credit for the same reason. It doesn’t matter that I send her to school with a lunch, she’d rather have the hot lunch. I guess she needs to start looking for some after school work huh?

  5. Michele on February 23rd, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Pajama Sunday? I could go for that.

  6. Lin on February 23rd, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Why is it that one snow day is fun, but any more than that is hell?

  7. Kathy on February 23rd, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Our schools had the card system too. Be warned though, if the balance wasn’t paid off at the end of the year they held the kids back…for NOT paying their lunch bill. Isn’t that insane?? Hopefully it’s just a Texas thing.

  8. Texan Mama on February 23rd, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Hee Hee that is so funny. I have the same problem with my son and his cafeteria card. Only, when he runs out of money, he just uses the money off of his brother and sister’s accounts. He is so headed for credit card debt! LOL

  9. GoodReadWatch on February 23rd, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Yea someone needs to follow these kids to see if there is a correlation between school lunch debt and poor credits scores later in life. Who says we don’t teach kids finance in school?

  10. Raven on February 23rd, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    New clothes are awesome! I am so jealous!

  11. Cassie on February 23rd, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    It is raining cats and dogs over here. Since the temperature is ONLY 37 degrees we are missing out on the snow. AT least if it was snowing I would not be expected to go out in this mess and get cold and wet. 🙁

  12. Shelly on February 23rd, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    We got a bill too. 85 cents my 6 year old has racked up. We keep trying to put money in his lunch account but the system says he doesn’t exist…and yet he’s managed to run up a tab? Apparently ice cream is not allowed to be charged, so it’s all for milk, even though he may have a bottle in his lunch box.

    Happy RTT

  13. Small Town Mommy on February 23rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Melissa, I can’t believe they will allow her to buy ice cream and chips and then send me a bill. Also, I keep thinking the snow is over and then more comes.

    Elle, you should have snow days. You are farther north than me.

    Elise, I had a hysterectomy six years ago and found out after it was finished that I could have asked for a tummy tuck at the same time. Boy was I pissed.

    Jen, I like the idea of after school work. Maybe we can start an employment agency for first graders.

    Michele, pajama Sunday rocks!

    Lin, at this point I just want the kids out of my house.

    Harriet, unfortunately, we can get snow into April although it usually melts once before then in March. I will look forward to the melt.

    Kathy, I don’t think they would hold kids back in the Small Town. I have a friend who tried to get her son held back and couldn’t. If it had only been that easy.

    Mama, I am sure Joanna would use other kids’ credit if she could. Her sister attends a different school.

    GoodReadWatch, I would be happy if they didn’t just position it as free if she has no money. I am the one who gets the bills.

    Raven, they are much nicer clothes than I would buy.

    Cassie, 2 towns over, they are getting rain. We are just lucky I guess.

    Shelly, If the system told me Joanna didn’t exist I would use that as an excuse to dodge the bill :).

  14. Christopher (AKA: CaJoh) on February 23rd, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Stopping by from the Un Mom…

    The only problem with snow days is that when you use them, you wind up having to go to school in the summer when you really want to be outside. Perhaps that’s why in all the 12 years of school I only had 2 snow days.

    Thanks for your randomness,

  15. Katherine on February 23rd, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    When my oldest started HS I was surprise that they “didn’t do cash” in the cafeteria. You have to write a check to them, minimum 50$, and then they buy off of that. But what they don’t tell you is the kid can spend in to the NEGATIVE, and if you don’t pay it back, you don’t get the report card. So my son put me $60 in debt for “American Fries”… do NOT give that boy a credit card!

  16. meleah rebeccah on February 23rd, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    OH MY GOD. I am LOVING sweat pants Tuesday AND pajama Sunday!

    PS: I am new to your blog, sound you through Redhead Ranting & Shoot Me Now. I liked your comments so I decided to check out your blog and Im glad I did!

  17. ann on February 23rd, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Oh gotta love it when someone had clothes to give away. Lucky you.
    They did that credit thing in my kids school too. The first time I got one of those notes saying she owed money it really ticked me off because she had asked to buy lunch and I told her she couldn’t, I packed a lunch to send to school with her then they turn around and let her buy because she told them she forgot her money that day.

  18. Small Town Mommy on February 23rd, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Christopher, I am ok with the kids going to school through the summer.
    Katherine, $60 worth of fries? Now you’re making me hungry.
    Meleah, we can always start a national sweat pant Tuesday movement. Katherine and Jen are both fabulous (and very funny).
    Ann, I was lucky. I can’t wear sweats all the time (although, if I could…).

  19. bingkee on February 23rd, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Too much snow kills me. I can’t take it anymore! But it’s good that it didn’t accumulate today. The snow outside makes it look like I’m viewing a black-and-white picture.
    When the kids have too much snow days, I know their school days are extending all the way to the end of June, right?

  20. Small Town Mommy on February 23rd, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    bingkee, right now, we are up to June 21. If we have many more snow days, we will head into July.

  21. Leanne on February 23rd, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    We finally got snow here today. The first time all year, um and I live in Canada. What’s going on? But I too would go crazy if my little ones were here that much…love them though I do.

    I love the idea that she can eat all the ice cream she wants. I hear you though….it’s too funny.

  22. frogmama on February 23rd, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    At least it was only $3. Though that is pretty crazy that they’d extend credit to an elementary schooler.

  23. Pricilla on February 23rd, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Man – your girls are going to be in school until the middle of July!

    New clothes are fun no matter how they come to you.

    Hmmm, I wonder if I could use your name and buy stuff. heh

  24. RE - Entrepod on February 23rd, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    your kid charged at the cafeteria – that’s tooo funny. so do you think they realize that there are new credit card rules in place now ? oh maybe they don’t apply since she got the credit before the card was issued.

    wow that girl understands Ghost Cards. yepper. at amex we had Ghost Cards that employees use to pay for their travel expenses. it was a cardless account that they didn’t have a number for or a card. they just said add it to my account.

    can you imagine that. and yes I did use mine alot – because the company pays for it.

  25. michelle on February 23rd, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I also owe 3 dollars to the cafeteria too. i kept thinking that she wasnt turning in her lunch money. I hope the other kids are not smart enough to realize that they too can charge to their hearts content. thanks for the heads up.

  26. Small Town Mommy on February 24th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Leanne, you should be getting all this snow, not me :).
    Frogmama, $3 now, but what happens in the future. Do I have to pawn the dog to pay her bills?
    Pricilla, I don’t object to school in the summer so I am ok with that. If you go to the Small Town elementary school, you can use her name to charge your weight in ice cream. As a goat, do you like ice cream?
    RE-Entrepod, she thinks of it the way you thought of ghost cards. Someone else pays it so charge what she wants.
    Michelle, someone actually “borrowed” her lunch money without asking. I would have mentioned it to her teacher but I didn’t find out until months later. Then I just look really uninvolved.

  27. Stacey Kephart on February 24th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I have been reading your posts and not only do I love your down to earth style of writing, it is so funny. It isn’t even as if you are trying to be funny either. You are definitely a talented author.

  28. Tina T on February 25th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    The thing that really jumped out at me was “sweat pants Tuesday.” I love this. Especially since Monday was “these jeans aren’t feeling so comfy after over eating this weekend.” It’s sweat pants Tuesday for me from now on.