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Noon Rain spoils the day

Tell me if it's easy or not to stay near a school. Easy in a sense that it's close to home, so close that we can easily walk to school without breaking out into a sweat (almost!). But sometimes I envy those people who have to endure traffic jams sitting in their cars swearing at other drivers making illegal U-turns in the comfort of their leather seats. Here I am walking to school with BOTH my kids in the rain. Let's count a little. I have IN TOTAL 2 hands. But crossing two main roads are 2 kids, 1 adult, 3 umbrellas and 1 trolley bag. If I am in need of something like laundry detergent from the nearby store, I have to add a heavy plastic bag crossing the roads. And then let's add soaked shoes, soaked pants, kids waving their umbrellas about because they don't have the strength to keep the umbrella upright when a big truck zooms past or when there's a bit of wind in the air. Walau-eh! Not very easy, you know! Sorry to say this lah but sometimes being a father is FREAKING MUCH EASIER than being a mother! Am I stressed? Am I frustrated? Am I in the mood to blow up a huge monumental building...OH YES, you bet I am! I feel like feeding weed killer to the bloody renovators upstairs because they have been knocking and drilling for more than a month and the noise is driving me bananas. What could they be building up there that is taking F*****G forever? Anyway, made it safely back home (amidst all that drilling and knocking) through the rain. Why does it have to rain whenever it's time for school or coming back from school? Why can't it rain in the morning when we're all in slumberland and then QUIT IT when we're awake!!!!???? Don't tell me to leave the younger son at home alone whenever I send the elder one to school because I can imagine what other parents are going to say about how stupid a mother is to leave a 5-year-old alone at home! Irregardless of how mature they are or how short the distance, I just don't feel that I can do it. He can be up to anything within that short 10 to 15 minutes and I just can't take the chance. What a shitty Monday this is....

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