Schools was cancelled for my kids again today.
My 13 year old has a paper route, so I got to drive him yesterday. At paper delivery time, which is afternoon here, the air temp was -16 with a nasty wind blowing. Fortunately he decked himself out in full snow gear so he was prepared!
People here in the mid-west complain about the short winter days, but after growing up in Anchorage I find the amount of daylight here perfectly fine! It's all a matter of perspective!