Monday, May 23, 2011

The Last Week of School - the "Mommy-do List"

My kids are not what you might call "organized"

Now, I wouldn't call them scatter-brained  (most days) but I wouldn't be too upset if someone else did...

The last week of school is always full of fun activities - and somehow that last week crept up on me like a big Anaconda.  We're now down to 2.5 days of "fun, fun, fun" and I'm exhausted.  (I'm also a little freaked out at the thought of completing all of this from the interior of an Anaconda)

Pirate Day...   the bus comes at 8:30... at 7:30 we're scrounging through boxes of Halloween costumes because I KNOW we've got a pirate costume...  and ta'dah...  we find it, with seconds to spare.  Note to self as they walk out the door:  wash the costume before putting it back in the box... hopefully nobody noticed that smudge on the shirt that looks like she had an incontinent parrot on her shoulder.

Hawaiian Day...  at 7:55 I got asked where the Hawaiian shirts were that I sewed for the girls last summer...  ummm....  *Lots of Scrambling* and they were off to school dressed in bright prints with shell necklaces.  I even found my muumuu and wore it when I went later to teach the art class and help with Shaved Ice treats.

Concerts... luckily I found out about the concert via e-mail the day before, otherwise I have to wonder how that all would have gone... "Oh yeah mom... the big concert is tonight, in like 7 minutes, could you stop making dinner and run me up to the school?"

Movie Day Treats...  8:15 - Mom, we can bring treats to school to share today...  (ummm, yeah, I'm not a nice enough mom to put them in the car and buy something yummy on the way to school...) I opened the cupboard ONCE and stated that if she wanted, there was enough time to pop a bag of popcorn.

Pajama Day (that's today) - I was SO on top of it... I knew about this day - we picked out the pajamas she was going to wear... and I washed them.  Or so I thought...

Somewhere in my pain medicated, muscle relaxed stupor of last night we found out that the favorite Jammies were not clean... So Veggie Teen put a small load in the was for me since I was unconscious on the couch.  I dragged myself off the couch long enough to tell him to put them in the dryer, brush my teeth, and lay down on the bed.  (Really I'm fine... pulled a muscle...  no worries)

When I woke up this morning?  The pajama pants are in the dryer - the shirt?  on the floor next to a note from M "Please clean thes pants and shrit for pigama Day.  Tank you"...  oops.

Fastest load takes 23 minutes - and the dryer got it MOST of the way dry before she had to put it on...  good thing the sun has come out...

I'm THAT mom... the one who doesn't know what's going on at the school...  the one whose kid shows up in pajamas on hawaiian day (okay, not quite...)

and the thing is... I know that when we clean out backpacks on Wednesday after school... I will find a well written note, complete with a chart, detailing what special days are happening at school...

Today I'm just hoping that by "My teacher said we could bring ANY stuffed animal to school today" that she didn't mean "Mom, I lost the note because it actually said the stuffed animal shouldn't be larger than the student"...  I'd show you a picture... but I'm only awake long enough to get this typed...  I think I'm tired again - I only got 15 hours of sleep last night.

12 comments:

Cluttered Brain said...

bwahahaha! oh my.
i will be really grateful for the ability to sleep in and not wake the kids up for school...
Loved your post....
I'm first comment....I'm gonna get that prize right?

Saimi said...

Not many moms can pull it off like you!! You rock in my book! Hope you get to feeling better cause I can't wait to see what you can do when you're at the top of your game!

Kristina P. said...

Maybe if my school did these kinds of things, I wouldn't have wanted to burn the school down.

Garden of Egan said...

I'm sorry your back is giving you fits.
No fun.

Wow. School out already. You got a long summer ahead girlfriend.

Enjoy those last days of school.

Megan said...

I had a couple crumpled notes handed to me 'after the fact' this last week.....guessing it was intentional because Ike didn't really want to participate in 'dress like your teacher' day.
Last week of school for us too. Heaven help us....

LC said...

That is way too much fun for one school week.
We missed the memo about "pancakes with parents" last friday but luckily Kate didn't mind too much. She and the one other girl that didn't have a parent sat together:/

stephanie said...

Addie often forgets to give me notes until after the fact.. or the day of the event. Some how it is always my fault too.

Sher said...

Oh wow. You gotta love the last week of school. If Jake was supposed to dress up he didn't tell me. I don't think he does dress up. Connor dressed up in an 80s costume the other day. I don't think we really dressed up in Hawaiin shirts, bandanas (hippie style), and sun glasses in the 80s but now I know what he thinks we dressed up like!

Cheeseboy said...

I purposely give my students the same note over and over because I know they are just going to lose it. This year, I've started with the emailing and that seems to be working much better.

At any rate, you're right - - way too many days to keep track of. Pirate Day? Really?

cold cocoa said...

It is a crazy week! YOu know they don't even need to go to school the last 3 weeks after testing. Poor teachers. Today we're having a yard sale so we'll see what junks Isabelle brings home today.

Kazzy said...

I will just come right out and say it... my kids are slobs.

Charlotte said...

I'm that mom, too. "Are you sure it is go to school with underwear on your head day? Alrighty, good luck!"

Sometimes my kids argue about which day it is. Luckily we were right about crazy hair day, but I missed Travel Agent day.

I gave up years ago on tracking library, gym, and other such days.