Thursday, February 11, 2010

And THAT Is Why I Am the Parent, Missy

The Squirrel had an out of town trip to Williamsburg, VA this week for a Model United Nations conference. She was to leave yesterday and return tomorrow.

Anyone notice we received 46.4 inches of snow in five days? Yeah, that.

On Sunday they closed our school system for the whole week. The WHOLE week, so that means all classes and activities are cancelled.

Her MUN sponsor teacher spent all day Monday contacting people [the principal, superintendent] trying to find a way to still get the kids to Williamsburg on Wednesday.

I looked at the Squirrel and said "I don't care if she does find a way to go to the conference. There is another foot of snow coming on Wednesday and I am not sending you 3 hours away when I don't even know what the conditions are somewhere else. You are not going."

Boy did that make her mad. She snatched up her laptop and huffed out of the room. She pouted and wouldn't talk to me for the rest of the day except to walk through the kitchen and whine "Not fair" under her breath. The urge to trip her was growing by the minute. See? My kids can be rotten too. heehee

Yesterday - now named "Blizzard 2010" - the day they were supposed to leave? There was a fifty car pile up on Highway 64 - which is the [only] route they would have been on to get to Williamsburg yesterday.

Was Momma right? Or was Momma right? Ha.

Honestly it was a moot point because no one in the school system was going to approve this trip after all the snow - but in case they did I asserted my parental rights and denied it. I mean, how stupid would it have been to let her go?

Besides her safety, I am just happy she is so forgetful that she hadn't turned in the 130 dollar trip fee yet and I can rip up the check. YAY! More in the budget for me.


Anonymous said...

You have just been pummelled by snow.

ellen abbott said...

It's always nice to be vindicated.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Ain't it grand to be the final authority..... we sometimes anywhay. Not fair huh? Wow, and here I was holding out hope that your little island was going to be different than the rest of the teenaged population of good kids. And as far as the boon of mo' money, woohoo for you. Gosh, I can't imagine that much snow. I mean I can cuz we lived north of Denver but wow, been a long time. Well sunshine, enjoy your snowiness and be the proud bearer of the head kahuna even if it is fleeting...hehehehehe (((hugs)))
vert word fowllyx, I betcha even the fowllyx are cold and wet in this weather, poor birdies.

Amy said...

First of all, I can't believe the teacher was trying to take the kids out in all that snow. Are you kidding me? Why would she even want all that responisibility??? I understand it would have been a great experience for the kids, but COME ON!!!


Way to put the foot down. Granted I only have a 5 and 2 year old to deal with right now, but I always figure they won't stay mad at me forever. That's the way it is now, and I am sure that is the way it will be when they are 16. I just hope that when they are 16 they are not falling on the floor screaming and rolling around.

Rudee said...

I can't believe the photos coming out of your neck of the woods. You need to have a meltdown, but I hope for everyone's sake, it's gentle. All that wet has to go somewhere!

You were absolutely right to assert your parental voice into the subject. Will they reschedule the event?

The Boob Nazi said...

I'm glad she didn't go. That accident sounds terrible.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

You are a good mom! She will appreciate it when she has her own!
I am getting all packed up to go north next week and be with my kids. I am really looking forward to it!