Thursday, June 4, 2009

Another reason why I really should pay more attention to the things going on around me

Today is Max's last day of pre school. At this school, on the last day they have the kids dress up in costumes and have a small program where each class performs.
Since today was Max's last day of school (as I pointed out in the first paragraph) we planned on dressing him up as a cowboy, only we couldn't find the cowboy costume, so, I went through my huge stash of fabric and (with very little time before he needed to be at school) I pulled out a piece of red sequined fabric and quickly made a simple vest and bow tie for our little buckaroo.
(Now if you are feeling the need to be impressed that I made a vest and bow tie in 30 minutes, DON'T, because you didn't see it. It was functional, not impressive)
We got him dressed and got him to school only 15 minutes late.
Brielle and Aaron are out of school now, so I made them come with us. I was prepared with my camera, and a little worried that we might have missed the class performance. As we were walking in, I thought it strange that there weren't more cars in the parking lot, but didn't think much of it.
(you can see where this is going, can't you?)
I signed Max in at the front office and walked him to his classroom. As Max walked in, one of his teachers said "Wow Max, you look cute today!"
It was then that I noticed that none of the other kids were dressed up. My first thought was that all the other parents were kind of lame for not having their kids dress up, and then I noticed that none of the parents were even there! (No, I still didn't get it. It's OK, you can give me a virtual smack upside the head)
Then it dawned on me........................
and I asked the teacher "Isn't today the last day of school?"

"Um, no, that's next week."


I asked Max if he wanted me to take his costume home and he said he would like to keep it on for the day, so he is now at school wearing a red sequined vest and bow tie. (I'm just glad I didn't draw the mustache on him like I wanted to)

And I feel stupid.

On the other hand, not only was I actually not late for something, but I was early! An entire week early!!


That is most definitely a record for me. I'm thinking that if you add up the number of minutes that I was early (# of minutes in a week = 10,080) It most likely makes up for all the minutes that Max might have been late for school during the year.

Don't you think?

Aaron just pointed out that today, Max was 15 minutes late, so that means he was only 10, 065 minutes early today. I wish he would apply this math genius to his school assignments.


Kristina P. said...

I'm only laughing with you. I promise.

I was going to email you when I got to work, but next Friday is the Joel performance, so I was going to ask how the Snuggie was coming along.

rychelle said...

i'm pretty sure kristina's snuggie needs a red sequin vest and bow tie.

Melissa said...

Max in red sequins! Hysterical!

utmomof 5 said...

Oh my that is funny!! I can only imagine what the teacher was thinking :)

I once took my son back to school a week early. We were in year round school and I swear he had been home for 3 weeks. Aparently it had only been 2 weeks, oops :)

Me said...

LOL! That sounds like something I would do!!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Now you have a whole week to find that costume, too. I mean, also...

Melanie J said... he was the Rhinestone Cowboy?

Jo said...

Well done mom! I am not early very often, but you certainly beat me!

MaeRae said...

I crack up whenever I read your blog but today...Well lets just say you are not alone! I brought my second son to the first day of school with a big hoopla...his second day of Kindergarten. Yup, a day late for 1st day of Kindergarten.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Stuff like that happens all the time to me! Sorry!! But at least you weren't a week late.

Jessica G. said...

This is why you and I are friends.

Shauna said...

Hey woman! I miss you! Hope you are doing well! ♥ HUGS ♥

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm utterly baffled as to why I don't already read your blog, since I'd definitely heard its title and we read a lot of the same blogs. Also, both having big fabric stashes should make us BFFs forever (although I don't think mine contains any red sequin fabric. I do have some gold shiny stuff that was used as chain mail for a knight costume.)

Anyway, it was fun to meet you today.

I'm jealous of your being a week early with your son's costume. About three weeks ago I had this conversation with my 11-year-old: "So, when is your school's dance festival?" Him: "It was yesterday." Me: "Oh, no! I really wanted to see that? And when's your sixth grade graduation?" Him: "That was yesterday, too." I'm still traumatized about missing these events. (He's my oldest, so I still care about stuff like this.)

jyl (Mom It Forward/#gno) said...

Hi other Jill from Saturday's luncheon. So great meeting you and awesome checking out your blog. Also, way to go on Kristina's Snuggie. Bedazzling it was!!!

Debbie said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hola. It was fun getting to sit next to you at the luncheon. Now I get to know even more about you reading up on ya. :)

honeypiehorse said...

Make him one of those great snuggies for next week. just dropped by to say that I admire your work.

GreenJello said...

I totally need to use your math logic for the early/late stuff. That's pure genius.

Nice to meet you on Saturday! :)