Monday, July 13, 2009

Super (flaky) Mom

This morning, at 8:01, I was awakened by the telephone ringing. I had been up VERY late last night, trying to meet a deadline for work, and to say that I was annoyed would be putting it lightly.
I looked at the caller ID, and didn't recognize the number, so I just assumed that whoever was calling would call back if it was important.
Then I heard them leave a message.

"Hi Jill, this is Jamie Jensen from the Cub Scouts, we are all ready to go to Day camp and we're just checking on Aaron, we can only wait a few more minutes before we need to leave. Hope to see you soon! Bye!"

Wow. Chugging a big gulp full of Dr. Pepper couldn't have caused me to wake up any faster than that phone call.

My first thought was "How on earth could that be today? I know for sure that it was on the calendar for Thursday and Friday."
So I went and looked at the wall calendar in the kitchen, and sure enough, written on Monday and Tuesday was "Cub Country"


I quickly called her back.

"Hi Jamie, we're on our way, I'll have him there in a few minutes. Ummm, he needs a lunch today, right?"

I went and dragged a groggy Aaron out of bed, hoping that he would at least have some clue as to where his scout shirt was. He found the shirt (whew) and it was clean (or at least I couldn't smell it) I made him a super fast peanut butter and jelly sandwich, stuffed a can of pop and some chips into his lunch box (which I was amazed that we actually found) gave him a piece of toast and rushed him over to the church where everybody was waiting.

And then I made him hug me in front of his friends. (It's kind of my payback for all the grocery store tantrums he threw for me)

As I drove away I looked at my watch. 8:12.

In 11 minutes I managed to get up, confirm that day camp was indeed today, get Aaron out of bed, dressed and fed (I even managed to sneak a little gel in his hair. If I hadn't, everyone would have seen his bed hair and known that we just woke up) found the sunscreen, made him a lunch and drove him to the church.
If my alarm had gone off at 8:02 and I had hit the snooze button, I would have been back home in time to turn it off.

Seriously, I think I deserve some sort of award* or medal or something.

Or at least chocolate.

*If you totally ignore the fact that I wasn't aware that the camp was indeed today.

When I got back home, I looked at the calendar in my electronic organizer and the camp
WAS listed for Thursday and Friday, NOT today and tomorrow.

I realize now that I forgot to check to see if Aaron was wearing clean socks. Heck, I'm not even sure that he was wearing socks.

PS. I had a really great weekend because I got to go to TWO blogger lunches on Saturday!
These were hosted by Crash from Crash Test Dummy diaries and Erin from If you give a mom a moment.

If you want hear more about the lunches, please click on the links because, obviously, I'm too scatterbrained to write anything about them. (However, I had a great time at both!)


Erin said...

I am very impressed with your speed! I hope he has a great time!

And it was nice to meet you. I'm sorry we didn't get more of a chance to visit. I wish I lived closer so I could go to those things on more of a regular basis.

utmomof 5 said...

You are super mom!! If I knew where you lived (other than Utah) I would soooooooo be bringing you chocolate or cookies or something divine, you deserve it :)

I will completely ignore the fact that you had the dates wrong, no need to even mention it!

rychelle said...

i think you need a super mom cape. a BEDAZZLED super mom cape.

Kristina P. said...

I love that you are sharing this story, after telling me the story about the mom who forgot about her daughter's comeptition.

Alison Wonderland said...

You a absolutely SUPER MOM!!!!

Suburban Correspondent said...

I am impressed. That sort of scenario should be an event at the Mom Olympics. I mean, if there were a Mom Olympics...

Jillene said...

Been there and done that. Mayn times!!

I LOVED seeing you again!!

Debbie said...

Ugh I hate waking up like that. I'm super impressed you got him out the door in such top speed. Way to go!

JustRandi said...

I can not even BEGIN to tell you the level of my impressedness.

Just WOW.

marythemom said...

I say there is a Mom Olympics and you just earned a Gold medal! (Although I have to admit a bedazzled Supermom cape would be pretty cool!)

Way to go!

Mary in Texas

mommeeof9 said...

I've had moments like that, frequently. I need to remember to check the big at a glance calendar in the kitchen every evening. If it is not on the calendar, it will not happen.

Jessica G. said...

This is why you and I are friends...that is so like me!

Rosey Pollen said...

Ha Ha1
We all do stuff like this. I show up for dentist appointments a week early sometimes. I am glad I am not the only one who does stuff like that.
You are amazing!

Debbi said...

Jilly, you're amazing.. You're right- award for you!!

Melanie J said...

Yeah, when people tell me I've got the wrong day or the wrong activity for that day, I just stare at them blankly until they question their own ability to tell the days of the week.

Momza said...

I popped over here from MMBs because of your blog it!
I've had a plaque in the kitchen with that saying on it since 1998, no kidding.
I would tattoo it on my body if I thought it would make a difference to my kids!

Cute cute blog! & way to hustle for Scout Camp!

Rachel Sue said...

I love it. I thrive on those moments. . .

val of the south said... would have taken me that long just to find the lunchbox!!

So great seeing you again at the lunch Saturday!

I second (or third or fourth) the bedazzled supermom cape!