Super CrankPosted: February 2, 2009
The Super Bowl makes children Super Cranky the next day. The Pittsburgh public schools were opening on a two-hour delay this morning. I think that should become a universal proclamation. At least in years where the game goes down to the wire. How could I, as a responsible father, have possibly told the kids to go to sleep when the winning touchdown was scored with 35 seconds left? But Monday morning and a bedtime pushing 11 pm makes for a poisonous combination.
On morning like these I’m tempted to change the words of the classic Rick James song “Super Freak” to “Super Crank.” “The boys are super cranks; the boys are super cranks; they are super cranky.” Because that pretty much sums it up .
It was worth it though. They’ll be fine once they get to school and can brag about being all0wed to stay up to watch the whole game. Of course homework time could be a disaster this afternoon. I may need to take a nap to prepare myself.
We did have a nice time yesterday — hung out with friends who just happen to have a big screen TV. And make no mistake; Super Bowl Sunday is a national holiday. You can debate what that says about American culture. But I’d support legislation making it a three-day weekend. Why not? It would prevent all those people from having to call in “sick” on Super Bowl Monday. And I’m all for anything that would reduce my own household’s crank factor.