I always hated school closings when my kids were young and this year would have been really annoying to me. Because it meant days we'd lose later in the year when the weather was nice and we could plan ahead for something fun. With these snow and ice days it simply means being stuck in the house, looking for something to do. Not fun!
We rarely use all our snow days in East Hampton. This winter has been one for the record books and we'll be talking about it for years, no doubt. My daughter who lives in Pennsylvania has had it even worse than we have and her kids have already lost their Easter break to make-up days. Not much fun if you have a family trip planned! My guess is there will be lost days here as well but I haven't heard yet what the fall-out will be. There will definitely be no extra days over Memorial Weekend since those are always unused days, but I'm assuming there will be other days lost as well. I seem to remember there was one unusual year when we had do go extra days in June, which really threw a wrench in things at my house.
Well the weather is the weather and there isn't a blessed thing we can do about it. I always told my children that the weather was God's way of reminding us who's in charge. And that's pretty much as true now as it ever has been!