It’s not what you think.
So, the morning started out a little different – Sis got up at the same time I did, which threw everything else off because I usually have about 10 minutes to do my morning thing and start my daily Bible time before the kids get up. Well, since Sis was up, I got her started on breakfast and turned on the TV for her. Bad idea, I know.
Next, Bubba got up and needed help getting dressed. We figured out the clothes and then I got him started on breakfast, while he watched TV with Sis.
Sometime in there I got ready for work and made my lunch, while Hubby got ready and left for work.
I get Sis dressed at 7:30 (the same time as my targeted time of leaving!)
I grab the camera and take a few photos of the school boy and it’s 7:45 already! Okay, I think to myself, now I’ll have to drop Bubba off first then Sis, but he will still be on time.
Then, right as we are about to grab our stuff and head out the door…
Wait for it….
Sis announces “I go poop!”
What!?! Now?? It’s now 7:50 am. Bubba is supposed to be at school at 7:55. Oh dear.
Bubba and I waited very impatiently for Sis to take care of business and we finally got in the car, heading down the road at 8:00. All the while I was in the bathroom with Sis, my phone was silently ringing in my purse, and I had no idea until…
(Insert phone ringing). Hubby @ Work is calling.
Hubby: “Can you bring me my phone?”
Me: “Are you kidding me!?!”
Yeah, perfect timing.
I didn’t turn around. After all, Bubba was already late to school!
We get close to the school – thank goodness it’s only 7 minutes from the house – and according to Bubba, it was his lucky paper airplane that got us a lucky front row parking space (I said “Thank You, Lord!”). I jump out of the car, grab Sis and Bubba’s hand, and we cross the street, saying Hello and Good morning to the crosswalk guard and the local policeman and head into the school. I think half the town was in there dropping off kids! Parents and families were everywhere!
We made a beeline (well, as fast as the herd of parents would allow) for his classroom and I notice almost all of the kids are already there. I quickly grabbed Bubba’s backpack and let him hand his teacher the small gift we’d put together last night. Of course, she gushed over it and gave him a hug. Then I handed her his lunch money and hurriedly said “Good-bye!” to my boy. The teacher grabbed a paper off his table spot and handed it to me. “This is something for you, Mom, to read when you get back to your car.” she said. Oh no, I thought, this will be the thing that makes me cry…
Stay tuned for part two tomorrow…
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