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Today started off wrong. I can't stand that Alex has to be at school at 7:30 each morning and that I have to drive him there, across town. Especially considering that a bus that goes to his school drives right past our house every morning, but the school system can't be bothered to pick him up.
7:30 would be understandable if the time change was to allow for a longer school day, but it isn't. The powers that be just decided that elementary students work better at the crack of dawn, while their high school counterparts should be allowed to sleep the day away. What about the parents? I don't want to get up at 6 am any more than someone who is ten (or more) years younger.
Of course, I probably wouldn't agree with the school start time even if it was to accommodate more educational hours because the school system wastes a lot of the hours they do have. Teaching kids to use Ipods? Pish-posh! Taking an hour a week to wash out juice pouches for recycling? Even more unnecessary! Come on, can't that be done in an after-school recycling club or something? I mean, really! They can't add 2 and 2, but they sure can wash trash. Give me a break.
So, my morning got off to a bad start as I contemplated the real reason as to why I was getting up at the ass-crack of dawn even though I'm a stay at home mom and really shouldn't have to. Snuggling is my thing. Driving out in the cold rain to get my kid to school an hour and a half earlier than a decent start time is not.