How to Make a Snow Day
Being new to Colorado, I recently inquired among our teachers and staff about the local customs that children have to help bring on a snow day. Some call them superstitions, but by whatever name, children all over the world try to increase the chances of a school closing due to weather in interesting ways. Here’s the e-mail thread that ensued.
Good Evening Everyone!
I’m trying to plan, and could use some help in acclimating to Colorado customs. What is the local practice in praying for a snow day? In Kansas, we slept with our pajamas on backwards. I don’t remember the scientific data on its effectiveness.
What are the Colorado customs? Asking for a friend. 😉
Our friend in 2nd grade said to put ice cubes in the toilet and to wear your pjs inside out.
The only thing that’s ever worked for me is to pretend that it’s not even snowing outside… then you’ll wake up to a blizzard.
My kids tell me that in addition to ice cubes in the toilet and pajamas on backwards and inside out is to put a spoon under your pillow. Let’s hope it works!
PJ’s backwards, spoon under pillow and the ice cubes….but…supposedly the ice cubes are supposed to freeze the pipes and cause a rupture under the roads with ice slicks…so….
I’m not sure if there is an official custom, but I sure appreciate the levity! Here are a few other ideas that we could adopt for MSCS….
How to make a snow day happen.