I am sitting here at home, where the children are perfecting their mountaineering techniques. That is, they’re climbing the walls.
We are having a “snow day” even though it snowed 4-5 inches TWO DAYS AGO and the roads are decently plowed. Apparently, with the temperature in the single digits this morning, it was TOO COLD to go to school.
Even though school is an indoor activity.
My assumption is that the bureaucrats that be decided that parents were incapable of delivering their children alive to school. Either they would freeze to death at the bus stop or slip on their tender rear ends while walking.
Rugged American individualism, of course, is not what the kids are being taught in school these days anyway. I haven’t heard much from my children about Daniel Boone or Lewis and Clarke, but I’ve gotten plenty of details about the inclination of Americans to oppress their neighbors. Americans, you know, need to be controlled and taken care of.
I imagine even in the Soviet Union they had faith in their citizens to get their kids to school on cold days, because otherwise there would have been no school there at all.
Luckily my job affords me the flexibility to stay home with my children. But for many others, this will be an incredible hardship, with bosses pretending to understand their absence and then possibly making plans to hire younger, childless workers.
President Obama would no doubt approve, though. I mean, if people can’t be trusted to choose the proper health plan, how can they possibly be entrusted with their own children’s welfare?