There’s really no better way to end the week than with a good old fashioned mommy fail, is there?
Well, that’s pretty much how things ended for me last Friday when my son got off the bus. He was trying to be all cryptic and shit about what went down at Kindergarten that day, but the gist of it is that I forgot to put his freakin’ library book in his backpack.
I know…total crime, right?
Every Friday, the kids get to check out a book from the school library, and then they bring it back the following Friday and so on and so forth.
Remember how I
bitched and moaned told you guys that school was canceled for over a week during our insane power outage? Yeah, well that meant that the kids finally went back to school on a Wednesday…not a Friday.
Put a Wednesday school return together with the fact that I was completely traumatized after being displaced for EIGHT DAYS, and yes, I forgot the fu%&in’ library book. SUE ME.
Settle down folks…I already put it into his backpack this morning so that it can go back to its home safe and sound at the school library…away from forgetful moms like me.
In other related news, little dude also came home with a backpack full of dead trees last Friday, as he does at the end of every week.
And included in the pile this time was this:
Yep. That’s some kind of stinkin’ turkey feather that they are supposed to decorate and bring back to school by a certain date, which apparently means I’ll need to chisel a reminder into the skin on the back of my hand so I don’t forget to return it in time. Little dude already started coloring it, as you can see.
The damn thing, of course, came with instructions, which read as follows:
“Dear Parents…We are planning to make a large turkey to display in the hall. As part of our family theme, we would like each child to decorate a tail feather with their family members. Use any non-perishable materials you would like to make it as unique as your family. Please return to school during the week of November 14th.”
Non-perishable materials? Damn. There goes my big plan for smearing it with mayonnaise and gluing tuna fish to the front.
Holy SHIT. What week is this?
I’d better not fu%& this one up.