I suck and feel like a failure. AGAIN.
ME is sick and wanted to stay home. Unfortunately, it’s her teacher’s last day and her last day of testing (damn testing!). When I reminded her of both she changed her tune and did realize she has to be there, crying, sneezing and blowing her runny nose all the way. I told her I could drive her in because she had a gift to carry for the teacher and she didn’t feel well.
JP hears ME is a car rider so he insists, too. It’s near impossible to get them both there on time, but not too early where they have to wait outside. I don’t care for the waiting outside part at all. Kids and I were ready on time for the bus so just sat around waiting to take them. Of course, then there’s a catastrophe when JP kills a bug in the car and ME won’t get in until it’s cleaned up. So now we’re behind.
I take ME to school crying, she’s barely on time. Head to JP’s school only to be passing all the buses on the school road which means he’s late. Pull in to his school and not even think twice about all the extra cars parked on the side of the road. Pull up to the front door and I asked the two Aides up front if JP was late. They said, no, not today, we’re all running late because of the Muffins for Mom.
MUFFINS FOR MOM! OMG! My head immediately landed in my hands, JP had jumped out of the car and run in and the two Aides are watching me tear up. They both said to park and run in, there are still muffins and grab JP and go have one. I did, only to be stopped by the secretary who said no when I was signing in, that it was too late.
I walked back outside with my head hung low and one of the two Aides grabbed my arm and said come with me. She sent me to the cafeteria and went to get JP. Another (a 3rd) Aide met me in the cafeteria, saw my tears, and walked me across the completely empty cafeteria to the muffins. I then sat and waited for JP who came running into the cafeteria with tear stained cheeks. When the announcements were made there was a thank you to the “Moms still here” for attending. He heard it and cried because I had forgotten.
So JP and I sat all alone in the cafeteria eating our muffins and holding hands. After I walked him to his class and left in tears I had to stop for gas.
I get out of my car to pump gas to realize I stepped in someone else’s vomit!