September 01, 2006


Ah, nuthin' to start a nice, long Labor Day weekend like a tropical storm bearing down on the house and self left alone with the Llama-ettes while the Missus snakes off to school to "get her classroom ready". (Which I believe is code for "sit around drinking coffee and gossiping with the other teachers".)

There is a theory, based on long time empirical observation, that drops in barometric pressure have an impact on animal behavior. This is thought to explain, for example, why cows lie down or insects bite more before a storm.

I'm firmly convinced that whatever the actual phenomenon, it applies to children as well.

Gonna be a loooooooong day.

UPDATE: How do I know what's really going on at school? Easy. Anyone who's read Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready For Kindergarten as many times as I have knows damned well that classroom set-up can be put off until the first morning of school itself! (Also that school buses are driven by goats in Hawaiian shirts.)

Posted by Robert at September 1, 2006 07:28 AM | TrackBack

Welcome to my world.... except while it wasn't Labor Day weekend, it was a Cat 2 hurricane at one point...

Posted by: Zendo Deb at September 1, 2006 08:29 AM

Goats in Hawaiian shirts, reeking of booze.

Posted by: The Colossus at September 1, 2006 08:37 AM

well, it IS raining.

Posted by: Sarah at September 1, 2006 08:59 AM

Nasty storm--lots of rain, wind, street flooding here in Virginia Beach. Back at home, located amidst the vast real estate holdings which comprise Fort LMC, Mrs. LMC holds down the fort stocked with generator, fuel, food, water, and booze--in short, all the necessities of life. Some of my former neighbors mocked my hurricane supplies (but not any more!) On the upside, Ernesto provided the chance to validate the disaster plan and erase the summer rainfall deficit.

Posted by: LMC at September 1, 2006 12:15 PM


Children bite more before a storm?

Alrighty, then. Good to know.

Posted by: Matt Navarre at September 1, 2006 03:13 PM