I have been thoroughly torn by all of the snow days we have experienced in Cobb County thus far this winter. The teacher/coach (adult) in me is not very happy. Each of my classes now has a week of catch up to do. We will endeavor to get the most important information taken care of so we can move forward with the rest of the semester; I have no doubt about that. In addition to my classes being behind, the off days could not have come at a worse time for the team I coach.
We were playing well heading into the end stretch of the regular season when the first snow occurred. Since that time we have had to cram multiple games into the few school days we had available with few practices in between. The second snow storm has only added to our time off and right before the Region Tournament. With little time to prepare for the most important game of the year I am very frustrated at the timing of it all.
Then there is the other (kid) me. As a child growing up in Georgia snow came rarely, maybe once every other year or two. This meant whenever snow did occur it was a big deal. Fast-forward to the present and the kid in me still relishes the excitement of seeing those magical white flakes pouring down from the sky. In addition, I have two children which show the same level of exhilaration I did during times of snowy weather.
Therefore, I am torn by all of this weather generated time off. I guess as long as I can get the important school related items done; the kid in me can still enjoy the snow.