This week has been a whirlwind. I have been in a week long digital curriculum training for school, and will continue to be in it through part of next week. I have been equal parts really excited because I geek out over this kind of stuff, and equal parts really bummed because I had hoped I would be floating in the pool with my kids by now. But, I’m hunkering down and trying to focus on the positive instead… at least until next Wednesday.
The digital curriculum sessions last from 8:30 until 3:30 every day, and the days are packed full. I’m learning a lot of new information, and then using that information to turn some of my regular digital lessons into supercharged digital lessons. In the world of geeks and teachers, this is cutting edge stuff. But it requires my brain to work at max capacity all day long. By the time 3:30 rolls around, I am practically brain dead. I can barely have a conversation with someone.
Today, rather than immediately going to pick the kids up from daycare, I went home to take care of a few chores around the house. I planned to pick them up around 5:00 instead. So, I folded some laundry, worked on some writing I had been meaning to get to, checked my email, and then picked up my book.
Picking up my book was the fatal flaw.
It was now 4:30. I had 30 minutes to kill, so I decided to kick my feet up for a few minutes and knock out a few chapters in the book I’m reading (With by Skye Jethani, if you’re interested).
The next thing I know, my cell phone is waking me out of a dead sleep. It was the daycare.
“Mrs. Brown?” the called politely addresses me. “Um… We still have your children. Were you coming to get them soon?”
I looked at the clock on the wall – 6:10.
The daycare had closed 10 minutes ago!!!!!
Mortified, I jumped off the couch and flew to pick up Bean and Gracie, both of whom were none too pleased about being the LAST kids at the daycare.
“Mom!” Bean chastised. “Everyone’s been WAITING for you!”
So, there. Feel better about your parenting. You’re welcome.
And while we’re talking about daycare, these are pictures from Bean’s graduation from preschool a couple of weeks ago. He’s a graduate!