I am officially an idiot. For the first time in years, I set the alarm clock to go off at 6PM instead of in the AM. This did not ensure a slow paced, easy morning. I woke up 15 minutes before they had to leave and I planned on serving them breakfast at home. I am so glad I finished everything last night. They rushed around like chickens with their heads cut off but didn't fight or cry at all. All my elementary school kids made it out to the bus and actually had to wait. They were tickled pink to be outside while it was still cool and thought the weather had changed just for school. I noticed after they were on the bus that I forgot to put their lunch money in the envelope I sealed shut. I also forgot to mention their meds on the counter. I was relieved when my Dh volunteered to bring the cafe' (I giggle every time I hear them call their lunchroom that) their money and check in with Patches' teacher.
Thinking the hard part was past, Cyr jumped in the shower and got dressed. She had so much time left over she had breakfast and worked on the dishes she had managed to forget several times last night. She waited at the bus stop for about 5 minutes when the bus approached, slowed down, and drove away. She was left standing there. The bus never came to a complete stop. I called and called Transportation and after many tries I called my DH to turn around to come take her to school. Why didn't I just take her, my tire is flat and so is the spare? I was finally able to reach Transportation and they told me to hang on, she would turn around and get her. The bus showed up 40 minutes later, after they dropped off all the other kids. My poor little 6th grader was so afraid of fitting in on the bus and it turned into a bus nightmare. She missed her big Orientation in the gym.
I can't wait for them to tell me all about their day.
My Dh just called, he is on his way home (a 45 minute drive) b/c he forgot a scaffold in the confusion this morning. He is pretty upset that he will be using up most of his gas money to fix this. He will have driven to work 3 times today.