Tonight I attended the curriculum night for Emma's school - her teacher is serious. I am in big trouble. The teacher was explaining her expectations for the class - homework, library books, birthday treats, rewards and penalties. The class has an incentive program using "money". If Emma forgets her homework, library books, sneakers (for gym), etc, then she has money docked. Do you know how many times we've forgotten those things over the years? I once sent Kate to preschool for pajama day and realized when I picked her up that we had the wrong day!
I was already feeling a little annoyed after realizing that I'm pretty much a disorganized mess when I returned home. I felt marginally better when Rob declared my pie "one of the best you've ever made".
I was just settling in to start a new book when Rob walked into our bedroom and said, "so, what did you make for my luncheon tomorrow"? I clapped my hand over my mouth and said, "crap"....it was 8:45 pm.
I grabbed my keys and purse and headed off to Giant. I brainstormed while on the way there and came up with: fresh fruit, club sandwiches with avocado, and potato salad. Thankfully there are less than ten attending so I was able to keep it pretty simple. I threw together a simple lunch and was finished at 10:14 pm.
So, now I ask you - if I can't even remember to prepare a luncheon for Rob and some of his associates, how am I going to be able to help three kids stay organized - with three different schools, bus schedules, homework, lunch money, gym shoes, library books, sports, guitar lessons, etc? I am doomed. Poor Emma is never going to have any money in her "account".