September 29, 2003

Another mystery easily solved

I awoke this morning with some horrible heartburn and did not have any anti-acids in the house, so I decided to get up, throw on something and walk to the store. I do not know if I have told you that I live right across from our local Jr. High School, but I saw youngsters being droped off as I left for my short walk and when I looked at my watch, it was about 6:30 am. Now, not having any children, I guess I am not all that familar with what happens in school anymore, but I was pretty sure school does not start until 8:00 or so, as I see the school buses come by about 7:30 or so every morning. I am not usually up this early, so I was wondering why so many people were being dropped off so early.

As I was walking, the only thing I could think of was that some people must have to go to work early, so were dropping off their kids on their way to work, and I was thinking how horrible it was to have to sit outside for an hour or so just because your mother or father had nowhere else to leave you. However, when I was on the way back, I saw everyone was in their gym clothes and the coach was there, and just as I turned the corner to come home, they started running around the block. I guess that instead of staying late in school to practice or whatever, they come early. So, instead of it being horrible to the kids to be dropped off that early, I started feeling sorry for the parents for having to be dragged out of the house so early to have to drop their kids off.

Isn't it funny how things look differently from different perspectives? It is like I tell juries, there are always two sides to every story. In this case, I just had to wait for all the evidence to come out to solve this mystery. Now I know why my dogs start barking early every morning, because every time the girls run by on their loop around the school, my weeniewolf, Duke, lets them know to stay on their side of the street.

Well, at least I got some anti-acids. Too bad I am awake now, because I am sure that the two hours of sleep I lost are going to affect me sometime later. Of course, it gives me a couple of hours to check what everyone else has posted this morning, huh? See, there is always a silver-lining in the cloud, if you just look hard enough.

Posted by notGeorge at September 29, 2003 07:23 AM

One of the high schools I attended started at 7:20 a.m. So before-school activities started...really God-awfully early. I can't believe I was ever so young and energetic. Sigh.

Posted by: Jennifer at September 30, 2003 01:40 AM