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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2 Hour Delay Followed by Early Dismisals

You have to be kidding!?! It rained last night (OK, maybe there was a LITTLE ice in the mix) so our school system decided the best thing to do was to call a two hour delay. I got the phone call at 5:44 - just as I was getting ready to get up. Now, don't get me wrong, I was thankful for the two extra hours of sleep. I'm not sure how I got back to sleep after the jarring ringing of the telephone but the important thing is I, amazingly, got back to sleep. It was blissful. I kept thinking of the Dr. Suess book "I Am NOT Going To Get Up Today" - especially the lines "My bed is warm. My pillow is deep. Today's the day I'm going to sleep." Ah, a little slice of unexpected heaven at the beginning of the week.

But then I got up and realized I have to pick up Zach and Lucas early so they can get their casts either shortened or off depending on which kid it is. I am picking Zach up at 12:30 so he can also get his new retainer now that his tooth is fixed - finally the hillbilly has left the building. He and I will grab a quick bite because he will miss lunch. Then we'll head over to pick up Lucas. The older boys left at 10 so that means I only have three hours to accomplish what I normally accomplish during the whole day. UGH! It's like having preschoolers all over again. Remember when we sent our kids off to preschool for the first time and thought "OH, JOY! I have a whole THREE hours to myself. What I am I going to do with all of my free time?" And then we quickly realized that three hours disappears faster than a toddler can throw a raging temper tantrum in the middle of Target because they are not getting the coveted sticky lollipop!

UGH! I sit here knowing every little thing I need to get done today but feel overwhelmed because there just isn't enough time. Maybe if I procrastinate long enough I can put everything off until tomorrow when I will hopefully have a full day --- makes sense to me!

Thank you Mother Nature and HCPS for messing with the Mama so early in the week! I have so much to do and so little time. As Young MC says ..."You run over there without a second to lose. What comes next? Hey, Bust A Move!"

Ah, for the love of my children....

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