Friday, September 17, 2010

Is It Ever Going to Cool Off?

86 today. 88 tomorrow. 88 Sunday.

And then, thank God, a high of 74 for the first part of next week.

What gives? Isn't this the high desert? Aren't we cheek by jowl with the mountains? Yes. And yes! But somehow it's still hot. Hot enough that today I folded up a piece of paper and sat in my day-long meeting fanning myself so I wouldn't melt like the Wicked Witch of Surely-You're-Not-Suggesting-I-Teach-That?

In other news, Iain isn't napping. Today he woke up all 13 kids. The assistant teacher was on her lunch break, so the lead teacher found herself with 13 post-nap, cranky toddlers to wrangle. Feel free to go pour yourself a cocktail while you think about how much fun she was having. Another? I don't mind if I do.

Anyway, they're blaming his arrival time (usually around 9), but we think he's just growing out of nap. Plus, he got used to napping in a dark place, and his classroom is bright and sunny. I'm sure they'll figure it out, but in the meantime we've had 2 days of falling asleep in the car on the way home, cranky at supper, and dictatorial at the park.

Thank God tomorrow is Saturday. We can run errands, clean the house, and then settle in with friends to eat pizza (chicken with peanut sauce!) and watch a movie. Of course, we'll be sweating through one of the last hot days of the year, but nothing is perfect.

2 comments:

Ernie said...

Hello! I hear you. It's still hot here in the El Paso desert. Right now it's a bit cooler, but the high was 89 today. Ugh.

Jania said...

Sorry, darlings, but it is hard for me to feel your pain when the humidity here in South Carolina is way above 50% and temps here are in the 90s.