Thursday, August 26, 2010
Epic Motherhood FAIL
Yesterday was the first day of school for my two oldest daughters. We have been preparing for this for weeks. I am grateful that they are both so excited to go, even though I know that their enthusiasm will fade by Friday.
Everything was set and ready to go. Excitement and nerves ran ramped through the house the night before. I was ready for this. The lunch packing, the paper signing, the school supplies that magically weren't on the list but needed to be bought. R-E-A-D-Y I tell ya!
The morning went smoother than I had anticipated. I won't lie and say I wasn't totally nervous. Mostly because my 7 year old suffers from Anxiety and I am so worried about her. But, I kept it together.
Coffee - check
Breakfast - check
Clothes - check
Lunches Packed - check
Got to the bus stop on time - check
For the first time in years I didn't cry when they got on the bus. Yes, I am one of those Moms. No matter how old they are I keep strong until that walk home for the bus stop and I shed tears for my babies. This year I didn't cry. I think I might have actually had a skip in my step!! :) It has been a LONG summer here.
I went about my morning with my four year old and two year old until it hit me like a ton of paralyzing bricks! I forgot to give my 7 year old her anxiety medication!!!!!!!!
REALLY? Only the most important thing on the whole earth that has to be done every morning and I forgot!
I grabbed up my little ones and went racing to the school to drop off her pill. My daughter was not phased but I was a wreck. I thought I had it all together and I forgot the most important thing. I decided to cut myself some slack once I saw lunches, lunch money, school supplies and various other things that other Mom's had dropped off because they forgot to.
How did your first day of school go with your kids?
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