Monday, February 8, 2010

The Right Call

It's the call my boys and I had been waiting for all day.
The big question had been looming all afternoon.
Each time the phone rang we looked at each other with anticipation.

The first call of the day was my husband.
Checking in from Toronto.

When the phone rang again an hour or so later the boys sprang for it, certain it would be the one they'd been waiting for.
It was just a friend reporting on road conditions.

I sent the kids out sledding to get their minds off it.
They came back with five friends in tow, famished from trudging the tobbagan home from the hill.

The phone rang just as they sat down at the table.
I answered quickly and immediately hit the speaker phone button:

"Hello, parents, due to inclement weather schools are canceled for tomorrow."

The boys went nuts, high fives were exchanged and their screams of delight would have rivaled any group of similarly gathered girls!

This girl rejoiced with them!

I love snow days!


Cassie Bustamante said...

definitely the right call, but boy are my kids and i tired of looking at each other. another day of crafting with them inside tomorrow i guess! at this age that just involves paper and a whole lot of those foamy stickers!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Gail, what a cute post! laurie

Anonymous said...

Have fun, but stay safe!