We all have had them. You know. The day that you need at least two cars to get everyone to their desired destinations and hopefully on time.
Well, so was the case on Friday. School schedule had changed from early-morning basketball boy to afternoon baseball practice, which allows him to sleep in later. However, Benjamin still has school north of town on Mondays and Fridays. Usually this wouldn't be a problem. I would take one, while hubby took the other and both would arrive on time.
Hubby had a meeting on Friday, eliminating one driver and one car, so I had to recruit someone. The best choice was "Sissy". Now "Sissy" is the most popular member of the family. Benjamin made "Sissy" a Valentine's card at school instead of me! So, I called upon "Sissy" to help deliver one of the two to school.
Sissy was to meet me at a certain destination "ON TIME" so I could drop off Benjamin, while I proceeded to swing around to retrieve teen baseball boy. Now she has one of those phones that does everything...except answer itself. So as I arrived but didn't see her car, I started calling......and calling.....and calling.....and isn't it funny how they never ignore their phones except when a parent calls? NO ANSWER.... we were going to be late!
I called back home to inform teen boy that he would have to walk to school.
"Mom, it is raining!" was his horrified reply. I mean, it isn't like it was hard rain, or that his mother had ever let him down, but I couldn't be in two places at once.
In the middle of this, I started driving toward Benjamin's school, while continuing to call Sissy!
Finally, an answer. Sissy jumped out of bed and met me to take Benjamin. As we were transferring him to her car I saw it!
I burst out laughing!
His shirt was on backwards. Not the backwards that couldn't be noticed. OH, NO! The graphics were on the back...it was definitely on backwards. I just kept laughing as I asked for Sissy to get it turned around before she walked him to class.
During pouring rain, I turned my car around in haste to get baseball boy before he started his walk to school. In the "Super Mom" mode that we all have had to put on, I pulled up to get him with only a few minutes left.
He arrived on time...and he was dry.
All day I giggled to myself. Thank you, Lord....and NO, I am NOT the MOTHER with her ACT TOGETHER!!!
So if you pass a little boy in the store and his boots are on the wrong feet and shirt on backwards....please give that poor mom a break! Who knows, she might have needed two cars and only one was available...she might be having one of those days! Give her a smile of understanding! Haven't we all been there?.
Have an Awesome Weekend.