The Meriam Webster Dictionary defines a miracle as “An extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment.” Today a miracle occurred. There was a 2nd snow day in the year 2010 for New York City public schools.

In my 13 years of public schooling in New York City, I experienced one snow day.

These kids don’t know how lucky they have it. Two snow days in one New York City public school year is unheard of.

That day in 1996 will be ingrained in my memory forever. We went sledding in Riverside Park on the lids of trash cans. We were so filled with surprise and joy (because we’d never had a snow day in our entire lives) that we hardly knew what to do with ourselves.

It’s sort of like never having the chance to celebrate your birthday for 16 years, and then suddenly someone throws you a surprise party.

Ari seemed to enjoy the snow day news as well!

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