The temperature on my dash read 18 degrees one morning early this week, yet as I dropped my kids at their west Cobb elementary school I counted dozens of kids with no winter coats, just sweatshirts, and more than a few whose mamas apparently didn’t think shorts were inappropriate for the day. Not one hat was visible, nor gloves.
Considering that many of the parents are from up North originally, one can only surmise they understand that a 9-degree wind chill can freeze little legs. But what else has clouded their judgment? Who knows.
I am grateful, at least, that Cobb school officials recognized this strange and apathetic phenomenon enough to close schools the day before, likely protecting the most vulnerable.