Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Why didn't I just drive him to school? I don't know?

  1. I had to wake Lucy up to get her dressed so we could take Henry to the bus stop.
  2. She was fighting me about everything. Kicking while I was putting on the diaper, moving her arms like a windmill while I tried to get her t-shirt on. Plus I wasted precious minutes contemplating the location of a pair of tights before realizing we had no time for tights.
  3. I got shoes on both children and Henry had put his coat on and was fussing with his zipper when I pushed him out the door, while I dragged Lucy without her coat into the driveway.
  4. At this point the bus is cruising up the street, so I did the only thing I could. I left Lucy screaming in the driveway while I ran Henry across the street where my neighbor came and said, "I'll get him on. Don't forget his back pack!" (I was wearing it).
  5. It was so horrible and harried and I don't know why I didn't just say screw it, I'll drop you off today. His school is only five minutes away. Maybe if we were really late and it was hopeless I would do that but when we are soooo close I can't resist trying to get him on the bus. I hope I didn't traumatize either of my kids. Lucy looked at me about ten minutes after the incident, once we were inside and said, "Where Henry?" So I think she's OK.


Auntly H said...

I can relate to Lucy's wailing. I don't like dragging myself out of bed to rush to the bus stop either. If I got to return home for a gentler rise to consciousness, my spirits would improve rapidly as well.

Lumpyheadsmom said...

I'm just confused by the whole tights business.