Tuesday, 24 June 2008

A mom's life

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!

9 comments:

Nick Phillips said...

LOL! I've had my younger boy calling me and telling me he took his brothers bag to school (I don't know how he did that cos they have totally different coloured school bags) and said that I must come over right now with his bag!

Blur Ting said...

LOL, never knew that could happen! I went to school once without my bag.I only brought my water bottle!

jyankee said...

Tried to comment...but blogger wouldnt let me! Just wanted to say..yep it's a mother's life..but you are good to go all that way... I don't know if we'd go that far with Coffee... LOL tee hee... I know... I'm a bad mom!

Charlie Hotel said...

Pretty soon you'll have the whole house in the back of your car!

Blur Ting said...

We spend so much time commuting,the boys practically eat their meals in the car and sleep during the journey. It's our second home!

The World According To Me said...

Only one month to go! The school run will be far quicker and easier then.

Luckily my senior school was literally five minutes from my house, as I'm a very forgetful person sometimes!

WaterLearner said...

Haha .. The price of being a Super Dooper Mom lor .. From the tone of your post, you are definitely not complaining.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Haha this reminds me of Ahbi, her mom wouldn't get anything to her, but her dad secretly delivers her "forgotten" stuff to her :)

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Oooh that 3km commute will be nice eh!! Hang on in there :-)