Aug 122010
 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

“GET UP!!!”

“DANG IT!  DO YOU HEAR ME?  I SAID GET UP!”


“THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING.  G-E-T  U-P!”


Those words are ringing in children’s ears all across the country right about now.  Why?

Well, another summer vacation has come and gone.

Kids all over the country are slowly, grudgingly being pulled out of bed before noon-thirty because ***gasp!*** another school year is about to be inflicted upon them begin.

Of course, the ritual doesn’t start out quite so stridently.  Usually, the first trip to the bedroom is, “Sweetie…get up.  It’s time to get ready for school.”, accompanied by a gentle shake of the shoulder.

When you first enter their room to wake them, they look so cute…


“Come on honey…I said it’s time to get up.”

…peaceful…

“Get up!  Now!”

…Angelic even…

“Dammit, I said get your rear end out of bed!”

Yeah Bob…RIIIIIGHT…its been a while since you’ve had to get kids up for school, eh?

Anyway, all those things they look like…cute…peaceful…angelic…

GO RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW WHEN YOU RETURN FOR THE FIFTH ATTEMPT AT WAKING THEM UP!

Things have changed since first grade.  Then, the excitement of a new adventure…not just school, but riding the school bus…was, well, exciting.

Remember when those shining faces were at the breakfast table almost before you could get food ready?

Whew!!!  Those days disappear as time goes by and the kids get older…

The excitement of a new adventure begins to wear thin…

…And getting them out of bed gets harder and harder…

…and a lot of the reason is when kids get older, riding the bus changes…

…from “riding the bus”…

…to riding…

…THE LOSER CRUISER!!!

Especially for teenage boys.  The loser cruiser just isn’t “manly”…and it doesn’t matter that a teenage boy just isn’t a man…at least not yet.

But you can’t tell HIM that…he just wants MANly transportation.  Bottom line is HE WANTS A CAR!

So, since you aren’t buying him a car, and want to avoid an every morning battle…

…you might try convincing him the loser cruiser IS manly…

I know, I know…that might be a hard sell, but if you can get your local school board to get some of these you just might avoid the morning routine of battling him to get ready for school…

Problem solved.  You’re welcome.

I love solving problems for folks.

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