Going to bed the night before a major weather pattern, I figure on one of these three scenarios, given that The Wife is a teacher at BOCES, an educational consortium, working several suburban or rural districts, and The Daughter is a student in the Albany school district.
1. The Daughter goes to school, whether The Wife goes to work or not doesn’t matter, I go to work.
2. The Daughter’s school is delayed, the Wife’s schools are delayed, I go to work.
3. The Daughter doesn’t go to school, the Wife doesn’t work, I go to work.
What I DON’T figure on:
4. The Daughter doesn’t go to school, the Wife DOES go to work because her districts weren’t even delayed, *I* DON’T go to work.
Now, I HAVE said to The Wife that, as a matter of practicality, if the fourth setting ever came to pass , I’d stay home. But I didn’t think it would REALLY happen.
Although I should have gotten an inkling a few days ago, before a wind advisory, when I was on a bus with some young man from one of our charter schools, who seemed to believe there would be no school for him today.
This leads me to believe that the Albany school superintendent is in touch with the heads of the charter schools regarding the weather, but perhaps NOT with the other district fellow wizards. There have been another time or two when Albany closed and other schools didn’t, around the time one of the hurricanes last year that was not a real weather event in the city.
It’s a peculiar way to burn a vacation day. Then again, I didn’t REALLY want to be out there waiting for two buses each way, when it was below zero Fahrenheit, did I?