Monday, August 23, 2010

Today was the day.
My oldest boy started high school. My middle child started 8th grade and my youngest started 3rd grade.
I got up this morning and cooked breakfast for those who wanted it. Got myself and the youngest and the oldest ready and off we went. I was volunteering at the high school in the guidance department today. (Had I known what was in store, I would have faked a kidney stone or something). My little one hopped out of the truck and never even looked back, she was more than ready to get to school.
The oldest did some errands for me at the school before his classes even started. (He's just cool like that).
I spent the entire day babysitting teenagers who had not received schedules for one reason or another. YIKES!!!!! I really don't remember being that silly when I was a teenager. But, like, whatever, right?
So at 3:00 pm my cell phone rings and it is the receptionist from the elementary school wanting to know if I am coming to get my sweet daughter. I told her, "Well, no one called me to tell me there was anything wrong with her". The receptionist said, "It's 3 o'clock". I said, "I know it's three, but no one called me to tell me there was something wrong with my daughter." She said, "School got out at 2:15."
OMG!!! I forgot to pick up my daughter on the first day of school.
Yeah, I'll just be standing out by the mailbox waiting for that mother of the year award.
Anyone else ever done anything like that? I was so freaked out that I forgot her.
Oh well, maybe tomorrow I should set the alarm on my phone or make the ring tone, "ITS TWO O'CLOCK, GO GET YOUR CHILD".
Y'all have a good week.

7 comments:

Brandy said...

Oh no! LOL! I have to laugh because you were like "so what". Haha. I hope your little one was okay when you got there but this is priceless.

Oklahoma Granny said...

2:00 is an odd time for school to be out, isn't it? Was it a 1st day of school thing?

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh no, lol. I can just imagine getting that phone call myself.

Shelley said...

She was TICKED OFF. But she is fine.

Mamarazzi said...

ACK! oh no i feel so bad for you...i am sure the kid was fine but you must have felt soooo bad!

Nezzy said...

Poor baby, I bet she was a little 'ticked' off! Don't beat yourself up too much...I fear we have all pulled such shenanigans.

God bless ya and have a fantastic Friday!!!

Shelley said...

OK Granny, the dismissal time is actually 2:10 pm. Which, in a way, is even stranger than 2:00.
Because we live in such a rural area, the same buses that transport the high school and middle school also transport the elementary school. SO, the little ones have to get up earlier and go to school earlier. They take in at 7:45. The older ones take in at 8:50.