Mama Diaries

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cold Shower

This morning, at the crack of dawn, I dragged my son to the bus stop.  It was his first day back after summer break.  None of us were too pleased to be standing there in the dark. (Yes, the bus comes before the sun rises, which in my opinion, is absolutely ridiculous!)

We stood, patiently waiting.  But then something happened.  We heard a swish sound, and a nano second later, the sprinkler system at the entrance of our neighborhood came on, dousing us with cold water.

"What the heck!" I said, quickly dodging the sprinkler before I got even wetter.

Bubba, who wasn't nearly as wet as me, laughed.  "It's your morning shower, Mama!  Now you can start your day, clean and shiny!"

Yay.

32 comments:

  1. Not the shower you intended...
    Wow, they started back early. So much for the rest of summer.

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    1. Summer vacations seem to be getting shorter and shorter!

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  2. That's one wake up call I'd wish to avoid

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    1. Yes. I can't say I was extremely thrilled with my cold shower!

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  3. When I was in 5th grade, the bus came before dawn also. I had to be at the bus stop around 6:30. Some days it never showed up. I think 6th grade was similar to that also, but the busses were so crowded we were sitting in the aisles and in each other's laps. In 7th grade, we didn't even have a bus to the school. We would have to take the public bus and pay every morning. All different schools. I've decided if I have kids then I'll probably just drive them.

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    1. I drove my kids most of the time. Having that extra 15 minutes in the morning because we didn't need to get out to the bus stop made our lives much more pleasant.

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    2. I drive my daughter, which helps, but my son's school starts at 7:15. I don't think driving would help that issue much, plus the principal complains about kids not taking the bus.

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  4. I expect that well and truly woke you, what a thing to happen and before sunrise too.
    Yvonne.

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  5. I would have screamed out loud!!. The bus comes really early if its still dark!

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  6. well, that was fun! i read a few posts back...
    my msg to the husband helper - stay out of the kitchen and keep your mouth shut unless you want the job! (though, i do make noodles the way he said... either way is fine!)
    vampira - it's garlic, not onion. take my beast quiz to see who you really are! ha ha
    sleepover madness - this is why the good Lord blessed me with boys only, tho i know i'm missing out!
    no one likes a cold shower in any form on any day - but bummer on the first day of school in the dark! i like bubba for pointing out a positive, tho!

    thanks for all your BBF support! hope to visit ATL in Dec... we shall see (i almost signed up for the HP CONjuration halloween weekend, but i just cant do it so i'm doing a sci fi con in dayton instead)

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    1. Thanks for all the comments! Let me know when you come in December. I'd love to catch up with you!

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  7. LOL Your son is so cute! But getting sprayed by a sprinkler is not fun unless your a kid and your running around your backyard in a bathing suit.

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  8. HA! The experience obviously didn't dampen Bubba's spirits.

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    1. He just got a few sprinkles. I got drenched because I was standing right next to them. Note to self: Stand somewhere else!

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  9. What happened to going back to school after Labor Day? It's barely mid-August.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It's ridiculous! Georgia goes back a full two weeks before Ohio, and Ohio gets out earlier. There was a newspaper article regarding that, a few weeks ago. The consensus is that teachers want to get the kids back in school so they don't suffer too much brain drain, and so they can start preparing for the next CRCT state testing.

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    2. I was on the Citizens Advisory Committee at The Hurricane's elementary and middle schools. Teachers said that quite a few students didn't retain what they had learned while they were out of school. Middle Child's children have year-round school, with appropriate breaks. I don't know if that's the answer to the problem. When The Hurricane went to prep school the opening convocation was usually on Labor Day and classes started the next day. The students had summer reading assignments. One book was to be read by all students, and at the beginning of the school year, that was the first book they studied in English class. Sometimes the author came to speak. Prep school, at least The Hurricane's, was a completely different world from public school and even most private schools.

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  10. LOL, I guess those sprinklers wanted to help you wake up some more...

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    1. They knew I needed it, because I was in a sleep-walking state!

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  11. Kids are having a tough time these days, getting up before dawn to travel. It is ridiculous. They too have high stress levels.
    Sprinkler shower was fun :)

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    1. I agree! I hate having to awaken my kids when I can hear they're sound asleep. And it puts them in such bad moods!

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  12. LOL. Schools here don't start until next week, and I don't even know if they're going to have a bus route into our new neighborhood--since they've been cutting back. Scary things...

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  13. Dang- you guys were WAY more good natured about this than I probably would have been!

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  14. Wow, I love that he looked at it positively when I would have been mad :)

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  15. Wow, your kids go back to school early. The kids around here don't go back until after Labor Day. Hope the kids have a great school year!

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