1/ Jack Frost. We’ve had our first frost this morning and in 30 minutes I’m going to have go out there in it, while dragging four tired kids to school. I don’t mind the cold if I’m well protected but I don’t have a warm coat yet and I can’t find my gloves.
2/ That Esso radio advertisement. If I hear that stupid woman talking about how their fuel works at a ‘molecular level’ one more time, I think I’m going to scream. Needless to say I do NOT buy my fuel from Esso!
3/ Fireworks. I get that they are fun and pretty and a bit dangerous, and add a bit of excitement to people’s lives. But they cost pounds and last only seconds; you don’t get much bang for your buck. And I’m sure they have got louder. And later. I know last night was technically bonfire night but anyone who thinks letting off a 5 minute volley of sky rockets at 10:30 pm on a school night is a neighborly gesture is just begging to have a month’s worth of dog poo dumped on their lawn.
4/ Tired children. Because of the fireworks last night. Refusing to get out of bed this morning and howling like banshees all through dressing, breakfast and lunch making. I can’t wait to drop them off at school, except it means I have to face the cold.
5/ Headaches. I have one. Because of the tired, howling children. Because of the fireworks.
ETA: 1 hour after I started writing this post, I’m sitting drinking coffee in a warm, child free house after a rather bracing frosty school run. I’ve taken an ibuprofen and my headache is fading.
There is hope for the day yet.