Of course I don't live in Alaska, but I have an idea of what they must feel like this time of year. Especially when it's raining so hard like it is today. The sun doesn't even have a chance.
This is a short day for me. I have to be at the high school by 11:00; it's conference week. We decided I'd be there when school was out and get the first conference of the day. Then we'll zoom down the hill and go to the middle school and get the first conference of the day when they get out of school. We've left dad out this year so we don't have to run back and forth to schools; sorry dad!
These days there is no waiting in lines to talk to teachers. The conferences are student-led and presented on the students' laptops. The teachers are nearby if parents have questions.
My kids are good kids and good students, so there is usually nothing to worry about. But if there's a concerning issue to rain on my parade, I always have my kitchen to brighten my day. And cake, there is always cake.