I'm not overscheduled, I'm under-staffed - Page 2
10:15 a.m. – Arrive at TKD class realizing I’ve forgotten Zachary’s entire TKD ensemble; blame the 7 year old in front of instructor who graciously allows Zach to participate. Am not feeling like swift mommy I was moments ago. Am glad Zach heads off to his baseball game with other set of parents – having trouble facing up to him just now.
10:45 a.m. – Art class for the girls. We haven’t made it in a month, but today we are here. We are here. We are here! We are also two weeks late with last month’s payment. But we are here!
11:15 a.m. – Dash to Starbucks for Mocha Valencia or Black Iced Tea Lemonade… which. Both. Shop quickly at grocery store for something to feed girls for lunch in the car.
11:45 – Art class over. Driving to T-ball game for Zoe, feeling back on top of it for a moment. But I think that’s the caffeine. They are eating. And spilling. This is fine.
12:01 p.m. – Remember that I did not put hairbrush in bag to fix hair for late afternoon ballet recital. Pull over to foo-foo beauty supply store and find child’s hair brush – priced at $74.70 (odd price, but not making this up). Decide to be few minutes late to Tball game and go back home for free “Gift with Purchase” Clinique brush instead.
12:16 – While at home. Feed cat, clean litter box, load dishwasher, write thank you note with signature sloppy handwriting.
12:30 – Back in car, off to Tball game.
2 p.m. – Tball game over, certificate, pin, medal of honor, trophy, group shot, etc. Season over, hurrah, clap-clap. Off to ice cream. The real reward to a five-year-old.
3 p.m. – Arrive at Zach’s end-of-game festivities at other ball field. Just in time for coach’s speech about Zach. Sometimes timing is everything. Quick picture. Loud warning to girls not to go near playground as we have to be at recital in 45 minutes.
3:30 p.m. – Suddenly sinks in that Scott is in Germany and I have three very tired, cranky kids and am heading to recital where two costume changes and multiple hair trauma are about to happen. Call in reinforcements. “Invite” my friend’s nanny to come along for fun – pay her $15/hour for said “fun”.Continued on the next page