One of the things that I am going to appreciate about going back to work is not having to deal with the morning crap around here every day.
I'm still not a morning person. That hasn't really changed since the initial shock of having a small child who frequently awoke well before 6:00 AM, raring to go. Pumpkin is not as much of a morning person as Tigger always has been, but they are often up and frequently screaming at each other long before I'm ready to deal with the day. It's really more accurate to say that Tigger is tormenting and Pumpkin is screaming, but really, at that hour, who cares? It's all noise.
I really dislike having to badger everyone at every turn to get things done. It's really not that hard. If you are the first one down in the morning, let the dog out. If there's an accident, clean it up. If it's a school day, get some breakfast or start packing your snack bag so the grown ups aren't rushing around trying to coordinate four meals before the bus comes. Don't get dressed before breakfast. Inevitably you wind up wearing your food and having to change - wasting time and creating more laundry.
Most mornings I come down between 7 and 7:30 and find none of this done. Instead the TV is on (bleah, Sponge Bob), and the dog is on the couch (he's not allowed and he's too old to jump up there by himself anymore). A good day is when they aren't fighting or throwing things at each other. Piper is either running or on the stationary bike and then in the shower, which means that I have to play the bad guy.
Hopefully starting next week, I'll be gone at 7. While I'm never thrilled to be up that early, driving to work means I don't have to talk much in the morning and that's the way I've always preferred to start the day. Piper can tell me all he wants about how smoothly mornings tend to run when I'm gone, I'll just be glad I don't have to deal with it at all.
Speaking of grouches, have you heard all this nonsense about right-wingers upset about Sesame Street, again? From the "why didn't I think of that" files, some skit involving Oscar the Grouch made reference to "POX" News, calling it a trashy news show which, in Oscar's upside world, is supposed to be a compliment.
Now, most people would recognize that as the sort of double-level humor that good children's shows employ to afford parents some entertainment while they are doing the right thing and watching what their kids watch. But no, out come the right-wing extremists with charges of leftist indoctrination of children on a (barely) taxpayer funded show.
Just goes to show you who the real grouches are.
It must be hard to live your life in a constant state of high dudgeon.
Humor: we all need it.
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