So instead, I turned left to find somewhere to turn around... had to drive all the way to town to find a spot. I called the teacher from there to let him know the boys wouldn't be coming in, and we headed back home. It was a valiant effort!
Tuesday, Frédéric told me that the roads were even icier, so I didn't even make the attempt. Bus service and cafeteria service were both cancelled, but not school. And the main roads weren't really that bad, but driving from village to village was impossible.
The boys didn't mind not going to school, and with help from the Public Works Director (aka "Daddy"), they got to build an igloo in the front yard.
Gala tried to play the part of the protester who didn't want the igloo built there, but the boys managed to fend her off long enough to finish their project.
*Parental Mythology disclaimer: You might think from these pictures that they worked together cheerfully and didn't bicker a bit. You just go right on thinking that. That's the point of these pictures.