All across my school district
I hear the mothers sigh
Another minimum day for the kids
Oh why…oh why… oh why?
If they are forced to wake them up
Before the birds do fly
Surely the district can keep them there
Until the afternoon arrives
But no you will bring your kids
For half a day at best
Then you will turn around and fetch them
While your house remains a mess
The usually quite afternoon
Becomes quite the verbal brawl
As kids run and out of the house
Poor mom, the referee of all
And so I would curse the district
This idea put into place
But I’m too tired and weary
As I run back and forth in haste
4 thoughts on “Minimum Days”
so you know here in johannesburg we are having a water crisis. the school down the road from me has 700 kids. for 2 days they had no water. but the kids had to go to school because most are from poor families and so there was no-one to look after them at home. it is safer at school, in the searing heat and without water. i moaned and groaned about having to buy bottled water and about driving up and down to get it, about not being able to do my washing, etc, but the school kids kind of put in perspective for me.
Wow. That is is difficult for those kids. When I was in Ethiopia working for the Joy Center for Autism I was horrified at what the parents had to go through to get their kids to school. Yes, you have me some much need perspective…though it was meant to be kind of tongue ‘ cheek.
yeah i know, i was more venting than anything else.
my younger son has never done a single extra mural in his life. i used to beg him to do something just so i could have a few hours in the house alone. he said therapy was his extra mural and he needed nothing else. oh dear!