Today was a day in January, not unexpected
When a cold front and low pressure intersected
Causing snowfall, goodness gracious, on a weekday..
And even though last night I had continued to pray
To the weather Gods, my worst fears were realized
A snow emergency was declared, and no surprise
All schools were closed, because of safety concerns
One day of missed school does not affect what children learn
So as working parents our woes multiplied
In addition to the morning commute being a difficult ride
Now we were faced with how to arrange childcare
At 6 am- wish I could conjure a baby-sitter in thin air…
Since that was not happening, alternatives were few
Our child would accompany a parent to work too
It took some frantic moments to decide
The best course of action, with some pride
I can say we found a better solution
This conflict saw an early resolution..
But I was left thinking, for the remainder of the day
How weather can play havoc in our lives in this way
Our carefully orchestrated plans fall apart
When the weather Gods throw their darts
There will be more snow days this year, I know
I pray for them to be on a weekend though!