Friday, March 7, 2008

My bad...

First, thank you for all of your nice comments about my grandmother, Gogo. She was a wonderful person, and I did learn so many things from her. I only hope I can be as positive a presence for future generations of our family as she was.

On that note. Today was a minimum day...one of what seems like a million since we changed schools this year. I FORGOT. So I get this phone call at 12:40 from Jack, and thought," where does he want to go today?", and he says, "Mom, you were supposed to pick us up." HOLY CRAP!!!!!! Of course I have two naked babies in front of me, Travis has a friend over yada yada yada, and he says,"we'll just walk home", and I thought I was okay with it and then I wasn't. It's about a 20 minute walk, and they have to cross a freeway entrance, and a really busy intersection. So I went to go get them. I took the route that gave me the best opportunity to catch up with them, but didn't find them until I was a block away from home. Hmmmm. They were absolutely fine and so pleased . I had 3 messages when I got home from people that had seen them walking and wanted to make sure I knew, so I know they are being looked out for, but I'm not ready for them to be so independent. Husband isn't either, and doesn't want to let them do it again. Oh well. I was liking the idea, I usually have the wake sleeping babies to fetch the kids. Oh well...perhaps we'll practice a few more times and see if we can get him to change his mind.

5 comments:

Churchill said...

Sounds like the boys had an adventure. I am amazed at how you do it all with three older children to juggle along with the twins! I am one of five (the middle) and my parents used to forget one of us at least weekly so you are in good company.

Connie said...

Thanks Elizabeth...this was my first time. I am surprised, since things are getting easier with the twins I thought I'd made it without forgetting them...I guess it'll probably get worse now that everyone is getting more active.

Shannon said...

Sounds like my house! Jack's school is 4 uneventful blocks from home so he is on his own rain, sleet, snow, or shine! Stuff happens with a houseful of kids!

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Debra said...

Oh man Connie. I am with you on that one! It is so hard when they are usually napping kids at the time school gets out. Last year, my kids were eligible to ride the bus that picked them up and dropped them off 2 houses down the street. It was GREAT since the twins were still under a year.

This year my neighbor takes them and picks them up. I LOVE it. Esp on Wednesday when it is early release day. I forget about it until they walk through the door at 1:30 instead of 3!