The subzero temperatures and the icy neighborhood roads have kept Johnson County kids home more this year than in decades.
Most schools already have scheduled makeup days to meet the mandatory 180 instruction days. Brutally cold temperatures have kept kids indoors, unable to play outside for even a fleeting moment. Few kids even ask to go sledding when the wind chill is minus 30 or more.
So what have the kids been doing these past couple of weeks? It seems a whole lot more than we grown-ups did on those days when mother nature unleashed her fury.