I can't believe how stupid I'm getting.
Yesterday, my son had an after-school activity. Surprisingly, I remembered. I kept track of the time, making sure I wouldn't be late to pick him up. (You know how it is when you get involved with things.) Before I left, I cooked some pork chops on the grill. I knew I wouldn't have time to do it when I got home, because I'd have to run out the door again to go to work. Noticing that it was getting dangerously close to time I had to leave, I enlisted the help of my husband to finish the grilling. Thankfully, he obliged.
I dashed to my car, certain that I'd be a few minutes late. And that would not be good, because the teacher specifically said that tardiness would not be tolerated. Parents who were tardy would be fined. (Can you believe it? Talk about pressure!)
I got to the school expecting to see a line of kids waiting to be picked up. There was no line. I looked at my watch. I was two minutes late. Panic set in. I knew I was going to be in trouble.
I walked over to the module where I knew the kids had class and knocked on the door. The teacher answered. I peered inside and saw all the kids sitting happily at their computers. What? "Um, hi," I said. "I'm here to pick up my son."
The teacher looked at me funny. "We just started," she said.
I looked at my watch again. Yep. I was an hour early.
All the kids in the class laughed. What can I say? I'm just a dumb mama!