Tuesday, December 14, 2004

You Forgot to Tell Me What???

It's 6:35 am and I have only been up for maybe 3 minutes tops. My eyes aren't fully open yet but I have my head under the sink faucet trying to get a quick hair wash in. Shelby comes into the bathroom looking rather panicked.

"I forgot to tell you, I have to be at school at 7:55 to practice for the chorus concert."

Oh great! We usually leave the house anywhere between 7:25 and 7:35 and its a 35-40 minute ride to school. *

I am happy to say, I pulled into the school parking lot at 7:55, with very few speed limits broken. My hair looks horrible, my clothes are sloppy (jeans and an old men's sweater - old as in not new, not old like an old man) and I haven't a clue if anything shoved into the diaper bag will match or even fit Jed but that's for my mom to deal with.

Next time though, if she forgets to tell me we have to leave early, she will just have to deal with being late because I refuse to go out again with my hair looking like this!


*(Three years ago when Shelby moved in with us fulltime, we didn't have her transfer schools. She was going through with enough turmoil and stress with the rapid downward spiral of her mother's situation, another story for another time. I have to drive past her school anyway to get to work, so it just as easy to keep her in her current school with all of her friends.)