Tuesday, May 12, 2009

That makes no sense to me whatsoever

Kellen has been asking me for a week to buy him a new notebook for math. Not just any notebook, but one with a green cover. Because apparently that is what the math teacher requires. Never mind that I have a stack of unused notebooks here at the house he could use, in all colors of the rainbow (except green, duly noted) and even one with cute little puppies on it. NO -- it must be green.

I kept forgetting to go and buy the dang notebook. Yesterday after school he pointed out to me that he had used his very last sheet of paper, and I promised --SWORE-- that I would go to the store last night and buy him a green notebook to take to school so he doesn't have to fill out an "expectation form" in math today.

At 4:30 am, I woke up, and remembered I had forgotten to buy the notebook, again.

At 4:33 am, I remembered that Brayden needed a box of vanilla wafers, a can of white icing, and 22 paper plates for art class.

At 4:40 am, I gave a tired sigh for how pathetic and forgetful I am as a mother, and dragged my sorry butt out of bed.

Did you know it's not very crowded AT ALL at Wal-Mart at 5 am on a weekday morning?

And that shopping at Wal-Mart, when its not very crowded, and you practically have the whole store to yourself, is actually not such a terrible ordeal. You can browse aisle after aisle, without dodging other carts or other shoppers --- although you do have to dodge the employees and their ginormous carts and dollies, because apparently 5 am is when they restock all the merchandise.

The notebook, wafers, icing, and paper plates (and, ahem, browsing) cost me $137.00

The "other" essential, important, life-altering items that I bought were placed in the new laundry basket I picked up ... and I left it in the van when I got back home. When I drove the kids to school this morning, Kendrie asked me to drop them off in the outside car lane. Normally when I drive them to school, I drop them in the inside car lane and the principal opens the car door for them.

I asked, "Why do you want me to go in the outside lane?"

Her reply: "Because of that basket with all that junk in it! I don't want the principal to see what a mess our van is!"

Hmmmmm. This from a child who never puts her shoes in her room at night, refuses to throw anything away, and is clearly allergic to placing her clothes in a dirty laundry basket. And for the record, the laundry basket was the ONLY thing in my van that was out of order.

So it makes no sense to me whatsoever that Kendrie would care.

But since she does, I think the trick might be for me to invite the principal over to our home for a social visit. Maybe THEN she would be motivated to pick up her damn stuffed animals.


Bree said...

It's such a relief to know I'm not the only one waking up at ungodly hours to realize I forgot to pick something up for my kids :o)

Luann said...

Totally unrelated..I just saw you re-read Outlander again. I too have a Jaime obsession. Did you know Diana has a blog? She gives exerpts into the new book and other fun stuff. Let me know if you want the address.

Marysienka said...

What?!? Walmart at 5am?

Renee, somewhere in Canada, where walmarts are not open 24h...

Cathy said...

Your post reminded me that I keep forgetting to get cotton balls - thanks for jogging my memory. I started my grocery list today so it's handy and I can add cotton balls. Woo hoo I won't forget them again.

Heather said...

I am still wondering WHY on Earth a teacher would require a notebook to be green?!? Really? Seems a bit control freakish to me.

And my kids have the same allergy to placing clothes in a laundry basket or for that matter putting clothes away from a laundry basket.

Sandy P said...

I paid 100 dollars at Walmart yesterday for an storage container, paper towels, napkins and sandwich bags.

lynne said...

Shopping at 5 a.m for your kids! You are one loving mother. I wonder if I would be such a great mum to any kids I may have. Hmmm.

Mama Bear said...

Inside lane? Outside lane? Don't any kids walk to school anymore or ride their bikes or ride a bus?

Our school has a parent drop off/pick up zone that fits approximately 3 cars.


I read your whole post and then I reread it.

My mouth is still hanging open in trying to register the fact that the school principal opens the car door for the kids.

Is there a red carpet they walk up to the school door?

Paparazzi to document their latest costumes? ;)

Inquiring minds need to know!!!

Cozyflier said...

Kristie, Yes, I agree, Walmart at 5 am is quite nice. Been there and done that!!!

Why on earth, with 12 days of school left does your son have to have a special notebook? Can't he just use notebook paper?

And to answer Urban Blondie, NO, kids don't walk to school or ride bikes anymore with so many dangers in the world.

Alisa said...

I can't stop laughing about Urban Blonde's comment. Like giggly fits.

The red carpet, the paparazzi.
I love it.

Oh and I love Walmart at that time of day. But not enough to get up that early on a regular basis!