(photo courtesy of Microsoft clip art)
I swear I'm in slow motion lately. In fact, I'm so slow that I feel like I'm in reverse. Normally all my Christmas decorations are down in one day. It's been 4 days now and the tree in the basement is still up. The furniture in the living room hasn't been moved back to it's normal position and there are still some Christmas gifts without a home.
The boys first day back to school from break was yesterday. I'm having a hard time getting back into the swing of the children's schedule again too. Today was Math Club for Older Boy. That means that we have to leave for school 45 minutes earlier than usual. Usually Hubs takes Older Boy to math club and then I drop the Little Man off at the normal time. Somehow today we got our wires crossed and Hubs couldn't drive for math club and I missed the memo. So as soon as he left I panicked, did a Chinese fire drill with the kids to get out the door, and got them to school 5 minutes late for math club (which is no big deal). 20 minutes after I got home from drop off, the phone rang and the caller I.D. said that it was the school. My heart always starts racing when the school is on the caller I.D. I'm sure that happens to all allergy parents. My first thought is that the Little Man had some sort of reaction. When I answered I heard a little voice on the other end say "Mom, it's me. You forgot to pack my lunch". And sure enough there it was right in front of me on the counter. The irony is, that on the way to school I told the kids that because we raced out the door this morning in such a frenzy that it was a crap shoot if lunches and snack made it into back packs. I was sort of kidding, but there must have been something in the back of my mind that said "You dropped the ball". If Older Boy didn't have a lunch he would have just gotten the hot lunch at school. But the Little Man has too many allergies to eat anything from the hot lunch menu. So back to school I went.
I guess my New Year's goal of "better organization" has gotten off to a slow start too. I hope I can find a way to get myself into "drive" instead of "neutral". Tomorrow is another day.