The bell rang at school this morning and I only had 9 of my 19 students. The nasty flu bug making its way through my class? A late bus (or two)? Spring like weather smack dab in the middle of our cold spell and they are all skipping (kindergartners can skip class, did you know that)? Pancakes so good in the cafeteria that no one wanted to stop stuffing their faces? A rash of crazy behavior has everyone suspended?
Great guesses guys, but actually it was just that pesky daylight savings time! Yup, that's right, the one that happened over 24 hours ago. The one that you should have probably realized and corrected sometime on Sunday. The one that automatically resets itself on your cell phone, cable, and computers. The one that the principal did a connect-ed call about and reminded you to spring your clocks forward. Running out of excuses huh?
Almost exactly one hour late, I got five more of my students. Then two more wandered in a little later. Finally one showed up just in time for lunch.
To make everything even better, it was picture day. Fall pictures are yearbook pictures while spring picture day means it is class picture time. Kindergartners take pictures first thing in the morning so that they don't have time to get paint on their face, drip ketchup on their spiffy clothes, snag their tights, cake their new shoes in mud, or completely unravel their hair. Our class picture was sparse today.
At least it was nice and sunny outside until after dinner time!