Monday, February 25, 2008

Scrapping my morning plan

I'm probably going to regret this, but I couldn't bring myself to wake the kids up for school this morning. They've been so busy (for months, it seems like), that last night, coming home late from a birthday party, they both said they just felt like crying. Now, I'm sure that they're going to wake up and say there was something very important that they were supposed to do at school this morning, but right now I just can't bring myself to wake em.

The second sock is progressing much better than the first one. I think the uncertainty of knitting my first toe-up sock had me knitting slower. For the record, after avoiding toe-up sock patterns for years, I've found that I really like the technique. This one really seems to be clicking along. =)


I got to school with the kids, an hour late (it was worth it, says I. The morning was so relaxing), and I realized one daughter was looking really, really sad. Swimmy eyes, puckery mouth. What's wrong? I asked. Well, it seems that if you're tardy, you have to stay in for morning recess and do your work. And apparently the last time I called an easy morning (last year!), the teacher really grouched at her when she came in. This is my extra sensitive child, outside of whose classroom I sat for the first year of her schooling, so this was going to be a big deal. I sat for a minute in the parking lot, then thought, Screw it. I'll help them with their mountain of homework tonight. And here we are, having a relaxing morning at home. This is why, as much as I wish things were different, I am never, ever going to get Mom of the Year. Dangit. But I'd pretty much messed things up in January when I missed my oldest's dental appointment, so I was out of the running, anyway. *sigh*

I think, when I get my morning writing done, I'll work on my Ravelry set-up. I've been accepted for a couple of weeks, but haven't had a good chance to really figure out Flickr and such...

You could do that... or maybe brush the bunny?


Mouse said...

I had a bit of deja vu reading this post.. we had really bad storms here this morning and I almost didn't take my son in to school this morning either. He looked so cute all curled up and the weather was terrible, but apparently they have a similar rule about coming in late. My son is super sensitive (I have to wait for the bus to come around the neighborhood again in the morning so that he can wave at me before he 'leaves'.. and god forbid if you don't wait.) and it would have thrown his day into a wreck. The bunny photo is ADORABLE! I really can't wait to get mine..
ps.I'm Mouse over on Ravelry.. if you friend me, I'll add you as well.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the kids love you for it. Once a year? You still deserve Mom of the Year!

Anonymous said...

Awww, look at that sweet little bunny face!

Sometimes a day off is exactly what is needed.

LaurieM said...

I think you did the right thing. It really sounds as though your kids need a break and a mental health day is the same as a sick day in my books. Sometimes you're just better off staying home.

I think you should get Mom of the year for having compassion for your kids and their extra busy schedule!

TheAmpuT said...

Ha, well if you really ARE making your way over to Ravelry, I'm thinking we wont be seeing you posting here for a couple of days. At the very least, it will definitely take your mind off the mommy award stuff LOL. It is quite the (pleasant) time sucker.
I'm TheAmpuT over there. Please look me up!

Carrie K said...


They make them skip recess? Sheesh.

And what's your name on Ravelry?

Jennifer said...

I think you are being a very good mom! It's important to follow the rules, but it's also important to tend to your kid's spirits. :-)

Anonymous said...

I think you deserve Mom of the Year specifically because you DID allow them to take a wellness day! Good grief girl!! I wish they had kudos ratings for these blogs, you'd get super kudos from me. :-)