Memories came flashing back today of snow days as a child. The rush when the phone would ring in early in the morning hours. Waiting to hear if you mom would walk to your room to say “Snow day” or “Delayed opening”. One of these was awesome, one of these was dreaded haha.
Then I thought about it more and realized, holy crap, a snowday meant I would sleep a little bit longer, but ultimately, I would put on my snow pants and wrap up to go outside and eat snow mounds and build snowmen with my friends, or make forts and try to catch a slick snow sliding wave.
What it didn’t mean: logging onto anything, looking at a smart anything, checking social anything, taking a selfie of any sort.
This then reminded me of the first time I did get a cell phone and how it was used: To call someone to plan where and when to meet.
Which then reminded me of when I actually got my first phone that texted, and how I hated it for anything more than “see you at 2 here”
Which then reminded me of when I first got social media and just didn’t get it. Why would anyone want a “status update” while I took a shit?
To this day, I still hate texting, I still hate social media updates, and I still miss waking up without it all, just worrying if it will be a delayed opening versus a full on snow day.