Last year's seventh graders got a raw deal towards the end of last school year.
For those keeping track, last May was The Flood. Something like 13" of rain fell in one weekend and most of middle Tennessee looked like a lake. We ended up missing a week of school due to flooding, and we still have businesses that are just now reopening after last year's disaster.
As a result of The Flood, we ended up canceling a lot of events. We canceled the school play. We canceled a band concert. We even canceled our weekend camping trip to the local recreation area. (Now that, I might add, wasn't solely because of The Flood. A lot of it had to do with the fact that The Flood caused every snake in the entire region to hike on up to dry land to places they've never been before. The camping area was overrun with them. The thought of seventh graders + camping + snakes = chaos didn't appeal to any of us.)
And of course, this was the group of kids who never got in field day due to tornadoes.
So can you guess what's happening to them this year? Anyone?
Yup, you got it.
Friday was supposed to be field day for the 8th grade. It rained. It was cancelled.
It has rained all weekend.
Tomorrow it's going to be in the 50's (cold for this time of year) and raining.
We may run out of school before we run out of bad weather.