Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Why I am Glad School Is Over

OK. Really I am done with school. Done.

First I lost the address and the directions to the pool party J10 is going to today. I have to pick him up at 2:30 and have no idea where to go -- I'm waiting for the school to call me back. I swear, I saved that piece of paper. I swear I did.

Then I just discovered that I gave one of the teachers a gift card to Barnes and Noble that has been used. Yeah. That's not embarrassing at all. I bought five cards because I wasn't sure if D7 had one teacher's aid or two. Yeah, I am totally THAT mom right now and I don't mean that in a good way. Because at the beginning of the year he had two aids in the room, but then one of them had to go and have a baby, but I wasn't sure if she was back or not. 'Cuz I'm all involved and always know what's going on at school.

SO. I have five cards, I find out I only need four. Sweet -- a gift card for me, the hard-working and always in-the-know Madge. Of course I spend it. Of course I do. Of course I put it back in my purse where all the other cards are just sort of floating around in their little gift card thingies that they are glued to with that very lacking weird adhesive crap that doesn't work.

So today I am giving out my last gift card to J10's teacher. I have two cards in my purse. I figure one of them is the one I used. So I call the number on the back to check the balance to find out which one I used.

Guess what? I didn't use either of these cards. Crap. I just gave a teacher a card with no freaking money on it and I don't know who got it. Yeah.

This is why I am glad school is out for the summer. No more projects. No more slips of paper with important info to keep track of (and then lose), no more homework, no more clean uniforms needed. No more embarrassing scenarios like the one above......

Happy Summer to me.

Oh. OK. Using my super-sleuth deductive skills I think I narrowed it down to the speech therapist. Good, she is the one that is most familiar with my, how do I say this? Inability to function? Yeah, that covers it. She's getting the extra card.

15 comments:

namaste said...

aawww! what a pickle that is with the mixed up cards. don't feel bad. there are a lot of us who are THAT mom. when my daughters were in elementary school i was a MESS. too bad there weren't blogs back then. i could have used it.

;)

The Gossamer Woman said...

When my kids were in elementary school, we didn't give gifts to the teacher, so when did this habit develop? Is it universal or only done in some schools or some countries or some states or provinces or shires? It seems that there are so many reasons throughout the year now to be giving each other and other people gifts. It's like the money is growing on the trees. When will this madness end? Like buying your kids gifts for Valentines Day.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

That sounds like something I would do.

Anna See said...

eeek! i haven't even started figuring out the end of the year stuff, and it's next week. plus, i got a job in october and kind of forgot to factor in the whole-- kids will be home for the summer thing. aargh.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That would be seriously embarrassing--then again, they might not have pinned it on you!

bill chitz said...

dork

sari said...

Ok, you get the prize! ha ha

But I am so with you. I'm so glad school is out and the boys are home and I don't have to figure out what's going on with all that stuff, because I swear, having the third one made me lose half my brain and I can't remember ANYTHING anymore.

I just found out last night that I scheduled the same appointment on two different wednesdays on my calendar at different times and it involved babysitters and everything. I have no excuse now, school's been out since last Thursday. I don't know.

bernthis said...

I only have 15 more days of that. I too have to confess I am clueless about a lot of what is going on primarily b/c what is going on is they want money and I'm a single parent with no income at the moment

Jennifer H said...

Yep, sounds like something I would do. Like forgetting that it was field trip day and that I was supposed to pack a lunch for the boy. And then the other kids took pity and gave him stuff from their lunches.

I have to crawl into a hole now. Again.

(You're doing a great job, I promise...hang in there.)

the mama bird diaries said...

I couldn't totally imagine doing the same thing!

Texasholly said...

OMG! I did that recently too. Luckily I figured it out before I handed it off...but not being as smart as you I didn't know there was an 800# on the back so I ended up handing both saying..."one has like $3.21 and the other is the gift".

JCK said...

I'm trying not to laugh at your pain, but ...I can't. It's too funny. Because. Because this IS something that I would do.

I'm looking forward to school getting out, too. ;)

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

We are counting down. Daily.

Lola said...

I bet this happens, especially to teachers all the time.

La'Tonya Richardson said...

I think the last day of school should be a holiday, with a parade and everything! Soon, I will want a parade for the first day of school!