On Wednesday, instead of the freezing rain and sleet we were supposed to get, we had near-50 degree temps and rain. The rain melted about half of the snow that had covered the ground for the last week. Yesterday, when I walked the kids to school, the road to the school was a river. Water was running down the path and no one was safe from getting wet.
I didn’t think about the consequences of overnight temperatures in the 20s until I got a message from the crossing guard, a neighbor of ours. AJ slipped and stumbled his way to school on the 2-inch-thick ice that covered the path this morning. And I had sent the kids to walk together while I stayed home. Oops.
I assisted on the walk home, and wouldn’t you know it? The kids thought that having their school path turned into an ice rink was just about the coolest thing ever. So cool that AJ convinced me to go back out.
I wore out long before he did.
Despite the dangers of slipping, it was quite an awesome sight.
PS – The walkways on actual school property are just fine. Salted and cleared. The icy paths are county responsibility.
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