Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The most sad girl in the world...

Chandler was SO excited about taking cupcakes to school tomorrow to celebrate her birthday... the big number 6!! The plan was for me to bring cupcakes and our lunch to school tomorrow at 10:30 to have a little birthday party with her school friends... because heaven knows I can't afford to take all 20 of them bowling!

I got a call tonight from my neighbor (and wonderful friend) Becky... she was going to keep Riley tomorrow so I could actually enjoy lunch... not chase Riley around the cafeteria... I could hear the dread in Becky's voice...

B: Hey Jen. I just a call about school being closed tomorrow.

J: WHAT!?!?! WHY!?!?!

B: Something about the rain.

UGH! Only here would they close school on my child's birthday because it rained TODAY!

Now, it did rain a WHOLE LOT, but come on! Canceling school!?!?

So I broke the news to Chandler...

J: Hey Chan? I need to tell you something and it's not very good news.
C: Ok.
J: There's not going to be an school tomorrow.
C: WHAT! (tears already in her eyes)
J: Yeah. It rained so hard today that they canceled school.
C: BUT (sob) NOW I (sob) WON'T GET TO WEAR (sob) THE BIRTHDAY (sob) CROWN! (sob)
J: I'll call Mrs. _______ tomorrow and ask her if you can wear it on Thursday.
C: But she'll say NO because Thursday is NOT my birthday! January 7 is!
J: I'm sure she will understand.
C: It's just not fair.
J: I know Chan. You're right it's not fair.

**Her teacher knew we were planning to bring cupcakes and have lunch together so I'm sure she will be very understanding about the whole birthday crown situation.



Mummy McTavish said...

Oh no. That is very unfair that they would cancel school for her birthday. Although I bet she will be praying for it in years to come:)
Tell her Happy Birthday from Australia. We'll make her our "special person" for our prayers tonight (when your "day off" will only just be starting!)and pray that she gets to wear the crown even though it wont be on her birthday.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Poor Chandler! How disappointing! It must've rained a WHOLE lot for them to cancel school...never heard of that.

I hope she still has a very happy birthday tomorrow!

Jenn said...

Her expression just breaks my heart! Poor thing... I'm sure the teacher will let her wear the crown (and enjoy the cupcakes). I'm also confident that her school won't be the only one in our area that closes... we got almost 5 inches in three days, and I'm pretty confident we were unprepared for that.

Heather said...

Poor kiddo!

Jaime Lynn Barks said...

That is the saddest face in the entire world. I really hope she gets to wear the birthday crown. Stupid rain.

Heather said...

Poor little Chan. I seriously can't believe they canceled school because of RAIN. It must been a whole lot of rain. Around here, it would practically have to be a flood of biblical proportions before they would even consider canceling school.

jennpennell306 said...

that is the saddest face i've ever seen! poor thing! tell her we said happy birthday!