Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Life...A Frantic Comedy About Stress

6:45am - leave for work
7:15am - arrive at work
4:10pm - leave work after faculty meeting
4:40pm - pick girls up from After School Program...they take 8 minutes to make their way from the gym of the school to the atrium, where I am impatiently waiting.  Chandler stands at the top of the stairs and begins,

Chandler:  So, Mama.  You know my friend...
Me:  Chandler.  We have to hurry.  We have to pick up brother and then you are going to CB's while Daddy is at a meeting, so that Mama can drive back up to school for PTO.  Tell me about the friend in the car.
Chandler:  Oh, right.  Do you know what happened today at lunch?
Me:  Chandler, go get your stuff.
Chandler:  Oh, right.  (scurries off to the lunchroom, stops at lunchroom door and begins yelling across the atrium to me)  MAMA!  Can I wear a t-shirt tomorrow?
Me:  Chandler!  Get.  Your.  Stuff.
Chandler:  You got it, Mama!
(Clearly, I don't "got it"  because it took me a million times of telling you to get your things before you actually went and got your things.)

4:52pm - finally leave the elementary school with 2 girls and a butt load of belongings.
4:56pm -  arrive to pick up Q
4:58pm -  Q's babysitter reminds him that he has to listen to his mother.  Things are not going well.  The only way I get him to leave is by reminding him that he is going to play at Loralai's house.
5:01pm - leave babysitter's.  I now have 3 children in the backseat...one of whom continues to talk nonsense to me...

Chandler:  Can a person actually die of a heart attack if they are surprised? (That's my edit.  I failed to put that part in, in the original post.  I told you I was tired.)  :)
Me:  Yes.  I suppose they can.
Chandler:  But how?
Me:  Well, I guess if they had a history of heart problems and were scared or shocked or surprised, I guess they could have a heart attack and die.  But I don't think it happens very often.
Chandler:  Well then why did that lady die in that movie?
(Um, WTH are you talking about????)
Me:  Um, Chan, what are you talking about?
Chandler:  That lady.  In that movie.  She died.  Why?
Me:  Ok, I really have no idea what you are talking about.  What lady?  What movie?
Chandler:  You know, in Annie.
Casey:  No, her mom died in a fire.
Chandler:  No.  When they all go to the movies, the lady in the movie dies, but why?
(Seriously.  That's the question you have about Annie???)
Me:  I have no idea.
Chandler:  Oh.
(Have you counted the number of times I have responded with "I have no idea."?  This is sad in my life.  I seem to be spending most of it confused.)

5:08pm - home, take Ike out, feed Ike
5:12pm - Chris calls.  His meeting got out early and he is on his way home.  I tell him that I have to take the kids to Loralai's anyway because Q will have a melt down otherwise.
5:13pm - load up the kids, drive 7 houses up the street to CB's (she and Drew are Loralai's parents...FYI)
5:20pm - leave to drive back to school for PTO meeting
5:58pm - arrive at school
6:00pm - sitting on bleachers in the gym
7:02pm - leave gym, drive back home
7:35pm - arrive home

I am tired.  Oh, so very, very, tired.  AND, the bonus is that we will be having round two of insanity on Thursday.  Yay for the Pendleys!

2 comments:

Emily said...

See, that's when you hand Chandler the cell phone and say, "Call your Doe Doe. She's a nurse." Then leave it to her to explain all the heart attack details.

CB said...

OK - I am going to bring down some American Heart Association literature for you.

Can we talk about the music video Casey, Chandler and I watched on Nickelodeon? It was called, "Make the Baby Cry." I appreciated that Casey and Chandler both thought it would be weird to try and make a baby cry on purpose.