Friday, February 26, 2010

Legend of the snow day

When my students returned from lunch yesterday, they noticed I had posted an "extra homework assignment" on our announcement board.

"Extra homework!" exclaimed Michelle, outraged.

"Read it," I encouraged.

"Sleep with your pajamas inside out and hope for a snow day," she read. Her mouth dropped open and she turned to me. "You're crazy!" she said.

Who knows where the legend of the inside-out pajamas (and don't forget the spoon) came from, but I am proud to announce that I participated last night -- in fact, Mr. Brave complained that he rolled over in the middle of the night and got jabbed with the spoon (I had neglected to read the part where the spoon goes under your pillow). When my alarm went off at 5:30 this morning, and I in my inside-out snowflake pajamas trudged into the living room, Mr. Brave was waiting for me.

"Don't get too excited," he said, "but I think they might have just closed the schools."

The announcement came, he said, exactly as my alarm was going off. And after I returned to bed for another three glorious, snuggly hours, I ascertained through Facebook that a number of my co-workers had participated in the exact same ritual: inside-out pajamas, spoon and all.

"You can all thank me on Monday," I posted. Until then, I wish all my hard-working educator colleagues a well-deserved three-day snoweekend!


Capt. Schmoe said...

I live in a desert so naturally I had not heard of this legend. Do you think if I sleep with two spoons it might conjure up a flurry or two? It has snowed here once in my 49 years of living here, it would be an interesting thing to see.

I hope you enjoyed your day off.

Ann T. said...

Dear Ms. Brave,
Three blissful days, good work!

Enjoy your weekend!
Ann T.

Anonymous said...

I tried it and it didn't work..possibly because it has never rained in Adelaide, so off to work I went!

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Sarah said...

So this is why we haven't had our snow day! I'll have to try this next time!