I was so prepared this morning! I hauled my lazy butt outta bed super early so I could make sure the morning of the first day of school went off without a hitch! Got up, fixed the kids one of their favorite breakfasts, toasted english muffins with peanut butter, honey and cinnamon. They like bananas on them too, but we were out! Anyway... had it all laid out for them, little glasses of milk, and went to wake my sleepy-head darlings. Amazingly, there was no complaining or whining of "I'm tired", "Why does school have to start so early?", and other such nonsense.
I started packing lunches for the kids, and realized I could not find a sandwich baggie anywhere! Last they had been seen was when we were packing for the reunion. Eeek. Called hubby who had a 5 a.m. job, but was planning on making it back to take the kids to school with me. He said, no prloblem, he'd pick up some baggies. Finished the sandwiches, left them on a plate, and went to work combing hair. Everyone was ready, except me (Pixie's first day of "all day school", so she wanted me to take her to her class.) and I said, "Hurry kids, lets go out and take a picture on the porch while we wait for daddy."
Snapped a couple of pictures, and thought I'd better hurry to get ready ...grabbed the doorknob, and - nothin'. Yes my friends, I locked us out of the house!
We hunkered down on the porch waiting for Daddy. We waved at all the neighborhood kids walking by to the neighborhood school, the 3 oldest in their uniforms, I in my slobby housework clothes, and Monkey in her t-shirt and panties (she refuses to put her pants back on after using the potty). Yeah, it was great.
Daddy pulled up, we rushed in, a crammed all the sandwiches in baggies, tried to make myself halfway presentable and piled into the car.
School starts at 8:30, we pulled into the school at 8:32, and I still made my kids pause for another picture outside the school.
And THAT is how we were late for the first day of school. Me, a founding member, a Board Trustee, one of the whiny parents who has complained at meeting after meeting about the lack of respect many parents seem to have for school policy and rules - I set a shining example this morning...the first day of the new school year. Yay me.
Oh, p.s. - to anyone out there still reading my posts...I promise I haven't forgotten you! I broke my computer, and am awaiting the technician's report on what can be done. I snuck out to my mom's today to make this post, and I have to go get the kids from school now...but I promise I will be by as soon as I get my computer back!