YK forgot he has phototaking session in formal attire today. So while he was smart enough to put his long sleeve shirt in his bag, he forgot his black shoes. Not long after I dropped him off at school this morning, I received a texted message. "Can you bring my black shoes to school at 1.30pm today?"
What can I say? I rolled my eyes and let out a big sigh before replying "Wah lau!! Ok..." I also secretly congratulated myself that in a month's time, the 30km journey (make it 60km both ways) will be replaced by a 3km one. What a difference that would make to my time and wallet! Not forgetting, my sanity.
Over the years, I had gone home to fetch their homework and forgotten items. When SK was much younger, we drove to school early one Saturday morning to discover that there was no CCA that day. We could have slept in at home instead!
Of course I'm not the only insane parent. My friend who sent her son to a school far away was grumbling about the same thing. "What to do? He'll get punished for not bringing his homework you know!", she emphasised.
I totally understand. Take yesterday's lunch with Evelyn for example. We had a quick bite because she had to rush back to work after taking the morning off to bring her daughter to the dentist. We met for sushi at East Coast, chatted for a while and were soon on our way. She went to work while I rushed off to pick SK up from school.
Looks like I have to take time off later today to pick up YK's shoes. When I bought my car, I told myself that with a bigger boot space, I can put all their school books behind so that I never had to drive home to fetch stuff again.
I should have put those darn shoes in the boot too!