Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
It's not the catchiest name, but it's crystal clear: the Pajamas-Inside-Out, Spoon-Under-the-Pillow-Snow-Day Ritual. According to high school English teacher Mark Dursin, his students fervently believe that by wearing their PJs inside out and placing spoons under their pillows on nights with a chance of snow, they can magically conjure a snow day. Around here, we don't get snow days — the news doesn't stop, so we don't either — but I really could've used this tip back in my day! I'd heard of the pajamas inside out part, but the spoon's new to me (and could explain the utter ineffectiveness of the PJ part in my experience). Do you have any snow-day-conjuring rituals?