Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Snow Din

While mere mortals return to school and work following the three-day weekend, the folks in our part of California say, "Dude, the mountains are beckoning us. I think we'll pull Skippy and Precious from school for the whole week." And thus Ski Week was born. The politically correct school board forces call it "Mid-winter Break," but the rest of us know it as Ski Week and acknowledge that it exists just to keep the coffers of Average Daily Attendance flowing when school is in session. The theory is if they give us a week off when most schmoes are in school, then we'll be content with no ski lift lines then and not pull Skippy and Precious at other times when school is in session.

We followed the siren sound of the snow Monday, heading east to the Sierra while all the three-day schmoes were heading westward ho. So here we are, hanging with our friend who has graciously invited us up for the week. It's loud here -- thus the title -- because we've got six kids total here: 12-year old, 11-year-old, two 9-year-old and 6-year old boys and my darling 10-year-old Daughter. She's holding her own, folks. The only girl surrounded by one dad, two moms and one grandma.

Gotta run. Just thought I'd tell you I'm closed due to snow. Back over the weekend. I'm sure you can hardly wait. Don't forget to enter the contest I put up Monday.

8 comments:

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Have fun! And I'm totally not above pulling my kids from school for the sake of vacation!

cjh said...

Do y'all get a Spring Break, too?

gudnuff said...

Yeah, what cjh said: Do you get a spring breakin addition to ski week?

Any chance for pictures?

D... said...

Hear that? It's the sound of my jealousy. Sounds like a marvelous time! I wish we had a mid-winter break. I'm assuming you also get a Spring Break?

Ruth Dynamite said...

Have a great time!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Dude. I wanna live in California (even despite the IOU refund mess). Ski week sounds lovely, have a blast!

Scribbit said...

Oh how I'd love to be skiing this week . . .you lucky dog.

Janet said...

That sounds lovely. Have fun. Yeah, I will have no qualms yanking my kids out to get the off-season discounts and no lines.
(oh yeah, it's me again, finally - I'll be here reading what I've missed. I'll try not to comment on EVERYTHING. But you know I'm mouthy.)

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