Patience and Perspective: Thoughts on Surviving a Chicago Winter
Last week was a trying time for Chicago parents (well, all Chicagoans really). The kids were supposed to be heading back to school and families were planning on getting back to a normal schedule after two weeks of holiday break. And then winter completely messed with that plan. Many parents were just plain pissed about the snow and cold and the inconvenience they caused for all of us. Other parents were absolutely irate that school was cancelled. Then there were the folks to couldn't believe that school was NOT cancelled. They were pissed too. Meanwhile, moms complained endlessly about being stuck at home with their kids. For. Another. Day. Parents worried about how this additional missed work time would impact them. Kids complained. Parents complained. People were just so pissed...