The gray, plastic alarm clock that sat on top of my white nightstand screamed into my ear to wake me up. My sleepy eyes drooped open and I glanced out my window. Flakes of snow sprinkled outside blanket my front yard in white. A warm feeling enveloped me as I sprung out of bed and down the stairs. I ran down the halls to the kitchen, my bare feet slapping on the hardwood floors. My mom was turned away from me, dropping a bagel into the toaster and watching the local news.
“Mom!” I yelled as I try to catch my breath. “Is school canceled?”
She gave me a disappointed look and said, “No sweetie, but I am making you a bagel!”
My heart sank and I sat at the table. My head rested on my hands as my mom set a bagel with cream cheese in front of me. The warm feeling that I once felt was gone.
“Penny, you need to go get ready for school or else you will be late! Hurry!” my mom said.
I guess I hadn’t realized the time. I rushed back upstairs and put on my school uniform. A navy blue skirt and a long sleeve white button down. Quickly, I combed my red hair and slipped on my black gym shoes.
The key clicked and the motor of the black car revved, ready to drive. I turned my head to the back of the car and looked out of the back window, pulling out of the driveway. My hands gripped the wheel and I turned into the parking lot of my school. The door of the car slammed as I looked at my school, a tall building carpeted in a white blanket. My feet crunched the snow under me as I inched closer and closer to school. As I made it to the door, suddenly, my heart slams against my chest as adrenaline envelops me.
I raced to my car and turned the key. I drove out of the parking lot and back to my house. My heart raced faster and faster as I drove closer and closer home. Flakes of snow flew onto my windshield and I parked in the driveway. Snow landed in my hair as I got out of the car and walked into the yard. I looked up to the sky as tiny flakes of snow melt on my face. The front door swings open which revealed my mom looking stunted.
“Mom, you know I can’t miss the first snowfall,” I smiled.