Thursday, January 25, 2007

You know it's going to be...

..."that kind of day" when it starts out with your toddler dumping milk all over the futon (which had just been washed a week ago). And then it continues with said toddler dropping a 3 lb. dumbell on your foot (ouch...). And then you can't send your kids outside to play because there's an inversion and the air is so polluted you can't even see the mountains... And then your house looks like a tornado went through because you couldn't send your kids outside. And the kids start getting on each others' nerves and fighting because they're crammed up in a little apartment (because it's a red air day)... Yeah, sounds like fun, huh?

2 comments:

Leia said...

Never heard of a red air day! Do you get those a lot?

Yuck about the milk....sounds like it'll be stinky!

Doreen said...

We get them in the winter, when there's a temperature inversion. Essentially, there's the air higher up in the atmosphere is warmer than the air down in the valley, and it acts like a blanket. It traps all the cold air, along with all the lovely emissions from cars, furnaces, etc. The longer the inversion lasts, the worse the pollution gets. Once it reaches a certain level, they call a "red air day", meaning it's not very healthy to be outside, especially for people with respiratory illnesses, children, and old people. We're on like day 4 or 5 or something, at least. I don't think the kids have played outside all week... Hoping for a weather change!

As for the milk, I washed it all out. Thankfully, the futon mattress itself has scotch guard on it or something, it doesn't absorb liquid, and the cover can go in the wash. Don't know about the pillows, though...