The 'School Is Canceled' Message Every Parent Wants to Hear (VIDEO)

How sick are you of the SNOW?! If you live in Arizona, don't brag, we get it -- you're living the life. But most of us in other parts of the country have had to deal with freezing temperatures, treacherous driving conditions, endless shoveling, and trying to figure out what the heck to do with our kids when school is cancelled. It's enough to make us forget how much fun snowstorms can actually be. 

Wait, what?! 

Yes, that's right! Remember when you were a wee child who didn't have to drive and snow meant ice-skating, sledding, and time off from school to goof around at home and drink hot cocoa? Well, one awesome elementary school principal from Kentucky brought back the joy of wintertime by sending out a hilarious rock 'n' roll school closing message that will make you want to be a student again -- at his school. 


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Stephens Elementary principal James Detwiler and teacher Chad Caddell decided to have a little fun when they had to record yet another dreaded phone message for parents announcing that school would be canceled once again due to inclement weather. If you've ever been on the receiving end of one of these calls, you know they are often delivered in robotic tones and don't inspire parents to do anything other than roll their eyes. 

But James and Chad shook things up by creating funny lyrics to accompany the melody of the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody." In five minutes they recorded a song that contains impressive harmonies and lyrics like, "So everyone grab a Snuggie and watch TV ... and maybe read!" 

It's amazing! A video of their recording session has gone viral and already has more than 70,000 views on YouTube. 

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The amount of snow we've been getting hit with is nothing short of comical, and as a parent, I would welcome receiving this kind of call from my child's school. The ability to handle things with humor is a sign of intelligence, and their adorable song reminds us that children still experience tons of joy from winter and snowstorms -- something I feel we've forgotten! This weather won't last forever, so why not have a little fun with it?

Check out the video and share your thoughts:

Would you like to receive a recording like this one from your child's school or do you think school authorities should treat these situations more seriously?


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