Friday, April 03, 2009
Oh, My, If I Only Had a Brain!
A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ;-o I sometimes whimsically reflect on how I kept so many balls in the air when I was employed. How did I get all those students through to graduation? I am in awe of how organized I was in those days, all the stuff that was in my head and that I instinctively knew what needed to be done and exactly when. I can barely get my checkbook balanced these days!
So here's the story. It was Wednesday, one of the days I have the babies while Feisty is at school. I pick them up when Kristen brings Feisty to school - we switch from her minivan to mine, and I'm on my way home.
We had some breakfast and a bath and headed for a 10:50 appointment with the doctor. They were both coughing and had terrible runny noses. Kristen and Care Bear both had strep throat, and Kristen had a sinus infection besides. Going to the doctor is a way-too-often occurrence, but we couldn't take any chances.
The twinnies both had wax in their ears - they did NOT like having it removed. They also didn't particularly care for the strep test - that swab in their throats was not fun. The test was negative, which is good, but they still had the problems they came in with. They have improved greatly since, and it's always good to be sure.
As we left the doctor's office, I realized that Kohl's was just across the way. I had seen an ad for some really cute Easter dresses, and Care Bear has been asking me when I was going to be getting their dresses (which has become a tradition). Did you know that between size 4T and size 5, there is a significant price difference?? How silly! I didn't end up getting anything - the girlies were getting a tad impatient.
As I left Kohl's, I was near Panda, so the thought of some orange chicken really appealed to me. I once more took them in and out of the car, into the stroller, and into the restaurant. I was sitting there somewhat enjoying myself when I looked at my watch - 12:30. Yikes - I was supposed to pick up Feisty at 12:00! What in the world?? This isn't something that is new to my routine. I do it every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Good grief!
I called Kristen and asked her if she could call the school to tell them I was on my way. I got there at 12:45, only to find that Feisty was in no mood to leave her playmates at all! Thank goodness this is a day care center as well as a pre-school, so they serve lunch and have kids all afternoon. It wasn't like someone was there waiting with her, or they would charge extra for this slip of my sanity. In fact, the director got quite a kick out of it - I called it my April Fool's joke. She excused my lapse by saying I knew Feisty was safe, fed, and well taken care of. They're really nice to work with.
All of this wouldn't be quite so bad if I hadn't done a dumb thing the day before. Kristen was really sick on Tuesday, but I guess I thought she was going to get up out of her sick bed and go pick up Care Bear from school at 3:20. I was visiting my old office (the one in which I used to be so organized!), it was 2:50, and we were 15 miles from home - through slow moving traffic. Kristen had to call the school office to let them know I might be late. But I drove up at exactly 3:20, as the bell was ringing. Whew!
So that's confession time for today. It is raining a nice spring rain - I'm hoping it rains all night instead of turning into the predicted heavy snow. It sounds and smells so good!
Here's a final cute picture of that sweetie who got left at her school and didn't even know it.
Have a fabulous week-end!