Is there anything more precious in all the world than a snow day? Coming as they do in the thick of the school year (it’s no longer ‘the beginning’ of the year, and the end isn’t even close to in sight), these random free days are license to be lazy. The state is shut down, there’s nothing much to do other than sit around.

I speak, obviously, on behalf of teachers. Students have a completely different experience, one which doesn’t really concern me on a day when I am not required to be in school.

This extra day begins our Christmas break. Another blessing of 2008: the holidays fall in the middle of the week, which means that we get two full weeks off.

I have been going flat out since the first of December. Sleeping until 7:45 this morning was the highest of luxuries.

Everybody stay safe today!

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