I believe I am developing a severe case of Alzheimers. Either that or my brain has tripped out to some tropical location and left me here alone, floundering in the cold.
At approximately 4:15 yesterday, my son snuck up behind me while I was brushing my teeth. He tapped me on the shoulder. "Mama," he said. "Aren't we supposed to go to parent teacher conferences today?"
I nearly gagged on my toothpaste. Oh, shoot. Another mama messup! Yes, we did indeed have a conference to attend - at 3:30. I missed that on my calendar because I had already flipped to February. Silly me!
"Sorry, buddy," I said. "I'll have to call your teacher and see if we can reschedule. I have to teach in fifteen minutes."
"But Mama, we have to go!"
The kid wouldn't take 'no' for an answer. He dragged me to the school, where the teacher was in conference with another parent. I stood there, waiting, watching the clock, praying she'd finish in time for me to talk to her and get back home to teach.
Finally, she came out. She was surprised to see me, but very understanding. (It's good when a teacher is a parent, too!) We rescheduled and I rushed home, where my violin student was standing at my front door, probably wondering where the heck I was.
Yeah, I know. I'm a seriously messed up Mama. Maybe I should start tying strings around my fingers. But then I'd probably forget why I had strings on my fingers. And then they'd probably get tangled playing the violin and piano. I'm guess I'm doomed!