If you know anything about Atlanta, you know that we don't get a whole lot of snow and winter weather. The news was predicting that the metro Atlanta area would get 1-2 inches of snow yesterday, but that it wouldn't come until later in the day. So, Tuesday morning I dropped Camden off and headed to school, expecting maybe an early release! By 10:00am, we knew we were dismissing 2 hours early-my kids were so excited!
When the kids started leaving around 12:00pm, the snow was coming down pretty heavily and news started travelling around that the roads were already starting to get bad. I decided to head home right after all my kids left thinking that I would have time to stop and grab lunch for my boys and I and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at home!
My friend Theresa over at True Life I'm a Teacher and I decided to follow each other since we live fairly close to each other-boy am I thankful for her! Neither of us realized we were in for the drive home of a lifetime! My normal 30 minute commute turned into a 6 1/2 hour commute! Yes, you read that correctly. Over 6 hours!! Pregnancy hormones and anxiety did not mix well in this situation!!!! Here is a little peek at what my view looked like:
Everyone in Atlanta decided to head home at the same time and a lot of people had to pick up their kids from our school district and the neighboring districts-who all dismissed around the same time. Just imagine a million people trying to leave a city at the exact same time! Complete. Chaos. We had poor high school students and middle school students who weren't able to get home :( Some were stuck on buses and some were stuck at schools. A lot of administrators and teachers in our county ended up having to spend the night at school, my school included!
So, after probably the scariest drive home of my life (I've never had to drive in wintery conditions!) I made it home! My drive home was complete with a lot of sitting, a lot of sliding, and singing! I was very proud of my car for handling the ice so well! I admit, there were tears as soon as I pulled in our driveway and saw my husband and son!
Needless to say, I refused to go outside today! I don't want to be in my car for at least a couple of days-until all this ice melts! I was able to get a lot done around the house and even created a fun freebie to do with my kids whenever we head back to school!
Enjoy my SNOW Fun! Craft and Writing Prompt! Your kids can create a cute little snowman and write about all of their fun snow day adventures!