Yes, it’s true, I got my kids to school LATE today. On the eighth day of school. !!!!! I was mortified. Was gabbing away to what seemed like the hundredth contractor of the day when I suddenly glanced at the time and realized we had TWO minutes to get to school. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
The poor girlies were playing on the playstructure when their crazed-sweaty-unshowered mama ripped open the sliding-glass door and hollered “WE’RE GOING TO BE LATE TO SCHOOL, MOVE IT MOVE IT, IMMEDIATELY, GRAB SHOES GET IN CAR!!”
And bless their little hearts, they were off that playstructure, shod, and in the van within about 90 seconds. We headed down the hill and the somewhat-giddy girls said “Mama, you’d better speed, haha, just slow down if you see a cop!” We arrived at school a few minutes later, went directly to the office and collected the girls’ tardy slips (really they should just say it’s the mama’s tardy slip) and the girls stealthily and quietly joined their class.
Ugh. To end on a positive note, by the end of day tomorrow we will be completely ready for the open house on Sunday. In less than a week we have lined up all the needed contractors for the new house and in our existing house have completely packed up the playroom and turned it back into a dining room, dismantled and stored the behemoth playstructure and playhouse, gotten the carpets cleaned, gotten the back fence stained, and boxed up all extraneous items from the master bedroom, walk-in closet, massive winding closet under the stairs, office, kitchen, and family room. Whew. We’re on the fast track because we reallyreallyreally want to sell quickly, and every day counts when you’re inching toward the fall/holiday “deadzone” for buying. Anyhow, the house kinda looks like it did before we had kids. Heh. Now we “just” have to keep it this way while we’re living in it for the next month (which will be the really hard part).