Mother of the year

It's official.................I win.............Mother of the Year...........everything I have ever hoped for has come true.................oh wait...........I am being sarcastic............I actually won worse mother of the year award.............

I forgot Hailey had a field trip this morning.

I got her ready for school as usual and got in the jeep and was off down the road and it suddenly dawned on me you know the kind of realization that........

lightening just struck my brain............

it is the 19th today.............

isn't Hailey supposed to be going on a field trip today???

oh crap oh crap..............

I drove to my car pool's house and her van was gone......

a good indication that indeed I have forgotten......

I quietly and calmly tell Hailey.......

"I think I might have forgotten that you had a field trip today"..........

she looks at me with those HUGE sky blue eyes..........

her forehead crinkles and her eyes drop

(she gets a real precious moments look sometimes)........

oh man I feel like crap..........

I tell her we are just going to go quickly home so I can check for sure.............

yup............

I missed it...........

this field trip was to a pepper farm and they have Nascar race cars there too.........

Emily went last year and since they are only a year apart in school.........

Hailey has been looking forward to going to this............

did I mention that I feel like crap????............

deep breath in through my mouth out thru my nose..........

or is the other way around???

this is a pretty good indication that I have WAY too much going thru my brain and not getting enough sleep!

My flooring is coming today so I have been busy moving stuff out of the kitchen and ripping up the old lino and baseboards all morning and cleaning behind the stove............yikes that was fun!!.............so I was a bit preoccupied to say the least.

I took her to the dollar store and let her pick out 2 things. She chose a bug catcher and a doodle art.....so it only cost me $3 but the guilt.........oh the guilt...........then I took her and Foo to McD's for an ice cream and a little play in the play place...ok has anyone ever noticed how much the McD's play places smell like hospitals?? I mean don't get me wrong, I am overjoyed at the fact that they actually clean the places and disinfect but sitting there I can't help but feel I am somehow sitting in a hospital waiting room! anywoo ........we actually didn't stay long cuz Hailey started feeling like she was going to puke and she was running in and out of the bathroom.

She is fine about everything and I was amazed when she gave me a big hug and said "it's ok mom, anyone could have forgotten"...........what a sweetheart..........this did surprise me though cuz she is usually not good with change and I thought I was going to have a complete meltdown on my hands. I was really proud of her, a few sniffles and some very real and deserved disappointment and she is fine!

Guess I will have to try harder for that elusive award yet!

6 comments:

Shash said...

I need a personal assistant as well, I'm always forgetting to get the money in on time, return the notice etc.

I remember when H was visiting out here and she was SOOOOO sad one night and I asked her why. She said that you needed her home, you were sad. She is a caretaker, she knows the needs and feelings of others and wants to make them feel better.

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Oh man. I had that feeling once, the "oh crap" feeling. Only, I forgot my kid had an early dismissal from school! she was home alone, crying for 45 minutes! I felt like crap all week!

Ruth said...

I tend to forget things too...but really, is anyone ever gonna win that award? Really, I am sure that our kids secretly think that we are the best mom!!

MugwumpMom said...

sounds like she her own special private field trip anyway so good recovery.

Jim's snoring in case you're wondering.

holli said...

I was trying to look for one of your older posts, but I just read the other one about the power of forgiveness.. it seems as though you've passed that onto your children, so maybe you're still in the running for mother of the year!

Renee said...

That guilt will get you every time, huh? That's okay. It sounds like you more than made up for it!