Yesterday, LilZ told me he need something for school today. Some art supplies for his new art class. I put it off with a lecture along the lines of, “I need more warning, I don’t have to just drop everything when you wait until the last minute.” I told him we’d run to Wal-Mart in the morning. Of course, I had a voice inside my head saying Wal-Mart won’t have what he needs, go to Staples but I ignored the voice because Staples is further away. Of course – you know what happened. We went to Wal-Mart and they didn’t have what he needed. So, we went to Staples, which ended up making him late to school.
Now – he’s never be late so I didn’t know the protocol for checking him in. Luckily, a woman and her son were walking in right before us, so I paid attention to what she did.
The mother signed the book and said, “I need to check my son in,” to receptionist. She asked the reason and the Mom said, “He had to have his asthma treatment.”
Damn. Now that is a good excuse. Don’t think I didn’t consider using it myself.
When it was our turn I said, “Um. I had to get him school supplies.”
I should have just gotten them last night. Yesterday was the first day back, it’s not like LilZ knew in advance what he would need. And chances are, it was on some list I through away at the beginning of the year. I’m good about doing stuff like that. But – I didn’t feel like dealing with it last night so I put it off. So, even if he should have known somehow, I still should have just sucked it up and gone out last night to get the stuff. I should have told her to put “Mother Is Really Damn Lazy” on the excuse. That would be more appropriate.
Of course – I’m not going to complain about a spontaneous trip to Staples. I actually consider it a good morning, even if he was late. Staples is the best way to start the day, in my opinion. It was a fair trade.