Read it here.
It was profound. I was elated to realize, some might say, rationalize, that all my mistakes and forgetfulness might actually be turning my kids in to better people. An example for how to move past mis-steps, forgive, and grow. I was making the best people ever.
Then yesterday I spaced what time I was supposed to pick up Aiden and he had to sit in the school office until my friend Jenn called me and offered to grab him. Not in a mean way, like pinch him or anything, she's really pretty nice. Well, unless you're playing a game. Or, making a craft. She's sort of competitive. I'm pretty sure she wouldn't assault my child though.
At least in this instance, she brought Aiden home. Thank God for good friends.
Aiden didn't even talk to me when he first got home. I don't really blame him. I think I would be sort of peeved to be abandoned too.
To be clear though, it's not like I left him in an alley or something. I mean, he goes to a nice school. I think there might even be candy in the office. It's more like I let him sit in a candy room, what kid wouldn't love that?
I was able to blow off my mistake in picking him up, but a few hours later there was a knock at my door while I was preparing dinner. It was a neighbor informing me that Stella had walked down to his house a few minutes ago.
I could have sworn she was washing her hands in the bathroom. I had just been yelling for her to hurry....not that I would ever rush one of my children's quest for sanitary hands. Unfortunately, as with many things these days I was way off.
Apparently my two year old daughter left out the garage door and sauntered down to the neighbors. She ran to my friend, told her I was cooking, and then shouted greetings at her "friends" on bikes.
Maybe my mistakes and flakes aren't so helpful. Could I be turning my children in to better people by losing them? I don't think even I could spin that.
The good news is that I trimmed my own bangs and they don't look completely awful.
I know that doesn't really tie in to how I'm going to stop making these mistakes, but it was about all I could think of at the moment. I'm too lazy to go have them trimmed and it's important I don't look even more insane than I'm acting.
Surely I'll sort all this out soon. High bolted locks will be installed soon and I have a dry erase board on the fridge to track the week's events.
Dry erase board people.
Nothing can get by me now.
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