Post-it Note Tuesday: Wet Morning

What an ugly start to a Tuesday. Woke up to take the dog out at 5:20 because he couldn't wait the extra 15 minutes that I would need to sleep until my alarm went off! So, I open the back door and I'm suddenly freezing and wet! No, not because I had to go, too! I was wet, because of the ugly storm raging outside. And, I didn't even have to go out in it to get wet. Nope, Mother Nature was nice enough to bring it to me.

So the dog does his thing, comes back in, and heads to the closet for a treat. A treat?! Are you kidding me?! You wake me up, early, make me get wet, and then expect a treat? I think not! I'm going back to bed. Yes, I know I only have 10 minutes, but it's going to be the best 10 minutes of sleep ever!


Yes, okay, I guess it makes sense to get up and get ready in case we lose power, but I'm cold, and short of my required amount of sleep! I don't wanna! Just then a huge clap of thunder shakes the house. Fine, I'm getting up!  ♪Thunderstruck, yeah yeah yeah ♪ (AC/DC)

Trying to do anything in my house when there is thunder is like running an obstacle course in the dark. Only thing is the obstacle is always the dog. And, while I feel bad, because he's scared of the storm, and there's nothing I can do to help him, it is absolutely ridiculous that I can't take a step to the right  ♪put your hands on your hips, and pull your knees in tight♪  without tripping over him!

Because it's raining so hard, and the Florida wind renders an umbrella useless, I agree to drive my girls to the bus stop. ♪Bus stop, wet day, she's there I say, please share my umbrella♪ (The Hollies)  We stop far enough away to allow me to drive off without getting stuck waiting on the bus, but close enough to save them any real soaking. We wait a couple minutes, and shockingly the bus is on time for a damn change! ♪Hallelujeah♪ I'm going to make it to work on time!


As I go to pull out some other car hurries past me, only to stop just in the right spot to block me in, just so their kid can get closer than the other 10 cars waiting to let their kids out! Really?! WTF?! It's only 20 feet, your kid won't melt, I promise!

I know, I know, give 'em a break, it's raining, and maybe they had a project they didn't want to get wet, or something, blah, blah, blah... I took my kids because it was raining, but these are the same parents that drive their kid and keep them in the car until the bus gets there every single day! They're in HIGH SCHOOL! Time to cut the Leash! They will never learn to be responsible if they can't even walk a few blocks to the bus stop, on their own!