Thursday, February 28, 2013

Can't They Just Wear Their Coats?

I'm sure the humor of this situation will be lost on many, but...

Got a phone call from my kiddos' principal yesterday afternoon. The conversation went like this...

Principal:  Hi, Valerie.  This is Tanya.

Me:  Hi!  What's going on?

Principal:  Well, the boiler went down at school and there's no heat.  (pregnant pause)

Me: I need to bundle my kids up in layers...or...are you telling me there's no school tomorrow?

Principal:  Unfortunately, there's no school tomorrow.

Me:  Are you sure?  Because this is Catholic school, right?  I mean, I remember many a time I had to wear my winter coat in class because the boiler wasn't working right at my Catholic school.

Principal (laughs out loud):  Do you know how many parents asked me that exact same question?

Me:  Yup, and I bet all of them attended Catholic school, too!  We're a different breed!

My Laundry/Mud Room.

In desperate need of a makeover.

I've got lots of ideas swirling around in my head since I've been watching so much daytime TV.

Seriously.  My kids NEED to go back to school

If we were a homeschooling family, we would have been educating ourselves.

But were not.

And thus, lots of brain cells have been dying...fighting/bickering has been trying...and I'm all off schedule!

Looking forward to the return of normalcy, tomorrow!



  1. LOL! I remember many a days attending class with a coat on :) Teaching and attending as far as that goes!

  2. Oh, boy! Too funny.

    We went back to school yesterday and
    my kids had no clue what was going on.
    Hopefully today will bs better.

    Good Luck!

    M :)

  3. Ha! So cute, Val...and I love your daughter's snowflake coat! Happy Friday!

  4. I too remember going to school when the heat was out! Not sure if it was school wide or just in my classroom though. Public schools here had no air conditioning until the late 70s either. Louisiana heat is brutal, but we didn't know any different at that time.


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