My phone buzzed me awake at 5:48am. I didn’t know the number, but it was local. I declined the call and tried to get back to sleep for awhile before my real alarm would wake me up.
I figured it was Connor’s school announcing a fog delay, but I checked my voicemail to be sure (in the bathroom, so as not to wake my sleeping husband). Yep. Voicemail, text, and email all said the same thing.
I sort of drifted back to sleep before my alarm went off and the morning routine began. Connor, as usual, met me in the bathroom while I was getting ready. I explained the Extended Time program and fog delays to him as best as I could at 7am.
Once we were dressed, teeth brushed, breakfast eaten, and (in my case) coffee ready, we headed out.
My informational packet had gone missing, so I drove to where I thought ET was held for Connor’s school. Luckily, a nice staff member outside once the nearly-deserted school reminded me that there’s a central location for ET on fog and weather delay days.
Hooray for Siri and turn-by-turn directions! I made it to the school and fabricated a parking spot in the drop-off lane (just like a dozen other parents), then brought Connor inside. I felt like a total n00b, but the ET staff were a well-oiled machine. Connor’s school is meeting in the cafeteria, his stuff goes in the gym under the basketball hoop, sign him in here, have a great day!
I wasn’t too much later to work than usual. Now, at least, I know what to expect and where I’m going in case of a weather delay.
Since I was running late already, I thought nothing of stopping en route to work from the parking garage to capture a photo of the morning fog.
Epilogue: Connor thought Extended Time was “boring.” He was also disappointed that the delay meant there wasn’t enough time for everyone to do Show And Tell today.