Parents of the Year

Larry and I have been putting off things to do for the last couple of weeks of the summer. We keep saying when school starts back up we will… This sentence can be finished with any number of things. When school starts we will diet again. When school starts we will clean the office. When the girls are back at school we can write every day on our blogs. Take the pool down. Clean the house. I could go on and on.

It would be nice if I actually paid attention to when school starts. All summer I have been counting down to the Tuesday after Labor Day. My neighbor and I were talking about the first day of school and how we were both waking up the kids earlier every day until Tuesday. She kind of looked at me funny when I said this, but I get a lot of weird looks from my neighbors so I just ignored it and kept talking away. The next day the neighbor flagged Larry the House Husband down as he was leaving. She wanted to let us know that we could call the school to find out who our kids teachers were and by the way you do know that school starts WEDNESDAY?

That’s right. Sign me up for Mother of the Year.

Speaking of Mother of the Year…I would like to nominate my husband for Father of the year. He took all three of the kids to the grocery store today. His first mistake. On the way there two of the girls were bickering, most likely about who was going to push the cart or maybe one was touching the other one in the car. Whiny kids always adds to the shopping enjoyment. After picking out a few groceries and getting in the U-scan line he realizes he doesn’t have a special store discount card and has to fill out a special form. He paid with a check and when the cashier asks for his ID a bad feeling comes over him. He has left his license at home. He has to leave the groceries there and go home and get his ID and then drive back and get the groceries he left there in the cart.

I would have just sat down on the grocery store floor and cried at that point or figured we could just eat at Taco Bell for the rest of the week and forget grocery shopping.  

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3 responses to “Parents of the Year

  1. Too funny! I can totally relate to the grocery experience. More than once I’ve been heading to the checkout and realized I don’t have my wallet. Fortunately, it’s been in the car each time.

    So would you have been driving the girls or waiting for the bus? I’m not sure which would have been worse – having them waiting in front of the house so the whole neighborhood knows, or showing up at the school so the whole faculty knows. Thank goodness for neighbors!

  2. Last year I had a day when I insisted that my child go to school. He kept saying he didn’t have school, but the bus pulled up in front of our house as usual and when I drove him – under continued protest – to school there were kids streaming in the doors. Turns out it was some sort of testing day and only 11th graders were reporting to school. Poor kid ended up walking home.

  3. Have you seen the shopping with kids story on ebay? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:11&item=130144061675
    Too hilarious, and I could definitely relate. The woman’s blog is pretty funny too.
    Glad you know when school starts, I need to find out next week. We have at least one more full week left of summer but I am definitely in the “once school starts I’m going to … fill in the blank….) mode. Hope we can all keep some of our good September resolutions.

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