September 29, 2010

We Haz Rain

Big deal.

Based on the hysteria yesterday here in S FL, you'd think it never rains. Please. This is the tropics.

I was at work yesterday and someone said, 'Hey! There's a Tropical Storm coming this way!' and I looked at the weather map and it was still a tropical depression.

My reply was, "Hey. Don't get all chickin-littley on me!"


By the time I picked up the kids from school, everyone was talking about it, wondering if schools would close. It's funny how different parents are.

Me? Personally? I'd have LOVED it to be a bad weather day, where we could have all hunkered down in the house and slept late and lounged around. I had another mom say to me, 'They NEED to be in school."

Really? NEED to be? No they don't. Missing a day doesn't hurt them. Good grief. Sometimes a sanity day is good.

That said, as soon as I read schools would be open, they were going. If it's open, they go. No discussion.

It was rain. NO WIND. JUST RAIN. The kids were hugely disappointed. I hid my disappointment. It's coming up on 1 Oct and I'm flat beat with kids at three different schools. We've completely made it work, but I'm exhausted. A day off in the middle of the week would have been nice.

And here is the difference between private school and public school.

Two of my kids are in private school. Not one kid missed because of 'weather'. Every kid was there. If school is open, the kids go.

Bones is in public school. He said literally HALF the kids in EVERY class didn't go. What is that about?

More on crickets tomorrow... let me just say, I think our Ghecko is a binge eater.

Posted by Boudicca at September 29, 2010 04:00 PM

Both my girls are in the same school this year. It's nice! With the exception of the morning bathroom battles... lol

Posted by: Richmond at September 29, 2010 09:50 PM

Would have loved them to stay home yesterday as well. As is, I'm pooped. Oh and the gecko... i'm telling you - Pregnant! *ducks and runs*

Posted by: vwbug at September 30, 2010 04:44 AM

it's not just a public/private divide although I'm sure that's part of it. I teach in Catholic schools, for a while at a very poor one (considered title 1) and now at a much wealthier one. the current school? kids are rarely absent, doctors notes when they are, and usually you hear from the parents before they come back about what they missed and how to make it up.

the previous one? not uncommon to get "well, she didn't come to school because it was her birthday/ because he just didn't want to wake up/ because I had the day of work and we wanted to do ___ (waterpark, bowling, party, etc). usually followed by "what do you mean they have to make up the work they missed? can't you just excuse it all? and take that section of material off their unit test?

Posted by: S at September 30, 2010 05:50 AM

I love the odd dark, rainy day but Sixteen didn't really give us too much of that... like you wrote, it could have been any other day.

The media seem to have calmed down a bit but they still tend to overstate, ;)

Posted by: pam at September 30, 2010 07:16 AM