Well, my middle schooler came home very dejected about the ski trip being cancelled due to the bitter cold forecast tomorrow. They offer very good deals at Cascade for middle school ski trips and our kids have always taken full advantage whenever possible. My son was so excited to finally be old enough to do this fun trip and very ticked off that he has to wait some more: "It was the only thing I was looking forward to this weekend." The fact that I now have to deal with a kid who will have serious cabin fever who can't go outside because it's too cold is not comforting at all...The irony is not lost on me that it's finally cold enough to snow but too cold to ski.
His sister and I were discussing the danger of taking a bunch of 11-13 year olds to ski in bitter weather and the relative chances of two busloads of them getting back without frostbite.
The reasons are endless: "I don't need a hat. I'll get hat-head." "I lost my other glove on the ski-hill." "It's not cool to wear snow pants."
I hope they reschedule on a day he can go. But this was a good call by school officials even while disappointing a lot of kids.