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It happens every year!!!!!

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So, I live in northern Indiana. It gets cold. And snowy. Happens every year around this time.

Well, we had our first "FUCK it's cold" day yesterday. -1 with a windchill of -16. Still not that bad to me after living in upstate NY and the interior of AK. Lol. School wasn't delayed(our corporation just doesn't delay ever), so I bundled my boys and the baby up and took them to school like every other day.

Social media has blown up. Apparently parents feel as though EVERYTHING should have shut down. "Poor kids had to walk", "poor kids had to wait for busses", "the busses were too cold".

It's fucking winter. This weather happens every year. Don't want your child to walk? Drive them. Don't want them out waiting for the bus? Track it online with the GPS they all have installed and send junior out at the last minute. Bus too cold for your kid? Drive them.

Or, if they felt the weather was too treacherous, make the executive decision to keep your child home. My school district is known for staying open when everyone else is closed. And I did make the decision one day last year to not send my kids. I have to drive them, and I wasn't comfortable with the road conditions. I understand, there can be health concerns for some kids being in the cold, by the needs if those few don't get to dictate what happens for an entire corporation.
by on Dec. 13, 2013 at 6:43 AM
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imthatgirl0607
by Ruby Member on Dec. 13, 2013 at 7:23 AM

Kids shouldnt be walkig to school in that. 

JenB1983
by Platinum Member on Dec. 13, 2013 at 7:25 AM
Then their parents can take them to school. Or they need to have something coordinated with other parents to car pool.

You accept the responsibility of getting your child to school if you live in an area that doesn't get bussing,

Quoting imthatgirl0607:

Kids shouldnt be walkig to school in that. 

JenB1983
by Platinum Member on Dec. 13, 2013 at 7:27 AM
Lol, we're all fine. It was in the teens by the time the kids got out of school, and my boys were out playing in the snow. Cold weather doesn't scare us. :-P

Shoot, it's 16* this morning! feels downright balmy. Once it hits 30* I have to fight with my middle kiddo to get him to wear a coat. He'd prefer just a hoodie.

Quoting TaralynnStewart: Every time I read these ridiculously cold/winter post I am so thankful I live in Tampa. My blood just couldn't take it. You should see me when it is in the 50s. Ha!



Hope you and babies stay warm!
imthatgirl0607
by Ruby Member on Dec. 13, 2013 at 7:28 AM

You clearly live a very simplistic life, not everyone does.

The school also can't make decisions based off whether parents may or may not get rides for their kids. 

Plain and simple, there are walkers, and they shouldn't be walking in that weather. the school needs to account for that. It's a safety issue. 

Quoting JenB1983: Then their parents can take them to school. Or they need to have something coordinated with other parents to car pool.

You accept the responsibility of getting your child to school if you live in an area that doesn't get bussing,

Quoting imthatgirl0607:

Kids shouldnt be walkig to school in that. 


JenB1983
by Platinum Member on Dec. 13, 2013 at 7:30 AM
I live a simplistic life because I understand it is a parent's job to get their child to and from school safely? Lol. Ok.

Quoting imthatgirl0607:

You clearly live a very simplistic life, not everyone does.

The school also can't make decisions based off whether parents may or may not get rides for their kids. 

Plain and simple, there are walkers, and they shouldn't be walking in that weather. the school needs to account for that. It's a safety issue. 

Quoting JenB1983: Then their parents can take them to school. Or they need to have something coordinated with other parents to car pool.



You accept the responsibility of getting your child to school if you live in an area that doesn't get bussing,



Quoting imthatgirl0607:

Kids shouldnt be walkig to school in that. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 13, 2013 at 7:31 AM
2 moms liked this

Mommies need their kids at home, it makes them feel useful. 

I agree mommies now a days are raising pansy ass wimpy kids.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 13, 2013 at 7:31 AM
I'm also in northern Indiana. We actually had a two hour delay yesterday, which really surprised me, our district usually doesn't close or delay for anything.

It was nice because I have a nasty cold and I think I have strep throat so the extra two hours of sleep was really great, Lol. But aside from that I didn't see what the big deal was. We bundle up and go out at the very last minute so my 6 year old doesn't even have time to get cold while waiting for the bus.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Dec. 13, 2013 at 7:31 AM
Schools delay if it's too cold? I grew up in MI it got that cold occasionally and delaying or canceling school was never even mentioned! Hell we had marching band practice in the mornings when it was in the 20s regularly.

It's cold it sucks but majority of people/kids will be just fine if they have to be outside for a few minutes
imthatgirl0607
by Ruby Member on Dec. 13, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Do you not understand that some kids walk? That their parents aren't home? 

I don't understand how you can be so careless with other people.  

Quoting JenB1983: I live a simplistic life because I understand it is a parent's job to get their child to and from school safely? Lol. Ok.

Quoting imthatgirl0607:

You clearly live a very simplistic life, not everyone does.

The school also can't make decisions based off whether parents may or may not get rides for their kids. 

Plain and simple, there are walkers, and they shouldn't be walking in that weather. the school needs to account for that. It's a safety issue. 

Quoting JenB1983: Then their parents can take them to school. Or they need to have something coordinated with other parents to car pool.



You accept the responsibility of getting your child to school if you live in an area that doesn't get bussing,



Quoting imthatgirl0607:

Kids shouldnt be walkig to school in that. 



imthatgirl0607
by Ruby Member on Dec. 13, 2013 at 7:35 AM

And thats exactly what a school district should do. They should think about the safety of their students. 

Quoting Anonymous: I'm also in northern Indiana. We actually had a two hour delay yesterday, which really surprised me, our district usually doesn't close or delay for anything.

It was nice because I have a nasty cold and I think I have strep throat so the extra two hours of sleep was really great, Lol. But aside from that I didn't see what the big deal was. We bundle up and go out at the very last minute so my 6 year old doesn't even have time to get cold while waiting for the bus.


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