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Parents find solutions for cabin fever

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Karen Waggoner Karen Waggoner
Brittany Williams Brittany Williams
Andrew Gazaway Andrew Gazaway
Aimee Monsky Aimee Monsky

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Class was out again Tuesday thanks to the cold. At All About Kids, it was the parents who were getting a break.

"We were looking for things to do, get out of the house and break that cabin fever a little bit," said Karen Waggoner, a parent.

This week it's been even noisier at the children's sports center than usual as parents looked for places to go and things to do.

"It's been extremely busy," said Brittany Williams, the facilities manager.

Parents said there was a bonus to bringing their children to a place where they could run around: by the time they got home, they'd often be wiped out.

"No school, no day care," said Andrew Gazaway, father of three young girls. "Mom and dad are laying back, sitting on the couch, waiting for school to start back up."

At the Kentucky Derby Museum kids got in free Monday and Tuesday. About 50 families took advantage. Over at the Frazier History Museum parents took the history lesson outside of the classroom.

"We're going. We're out of the house, having some fun, and don't tell them it's educational," Aimee Monsky said about getting her kids moving.

The admission at Frazier Museum was also free for the young historians and their moms and dads.

"I was wrapped around in a blanket on the couch reading a book," said Monsky's son. "And I'm like, ‘But mom I'm all comfy, in all these pillows,' and then she made me drag my butt out off the couch."

JCPS announced the make-up dates for the two school days missed due to cold weather. They are February 28 and June 5, which will be the last day of school.

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