Hi everyone and happy Not Me Monday.
The day where anything that can go wrong does and more importantly, without warning!
So today started unlike most others...
a few minor bumps in our morning routine, but nothing major.
The kids made it to school and I made it to work on time.
As I began to sort out my day and prioritize my to do list my cell phone rang.
Hmm, I didn't recognize the number so I thought I'd better answer it.
A very nice but concerned mom on the other end of the line asked if I was the homeroom mother for James' class??
"Yes, I am" I said. Thinking to myself, there's ONLY 9 days of school left, haven't I relinquished that title?!
"Did you realize that this week is teacher appreciation week?" the other end of the phone questioned.
"OOOhhhh, it seems like I remember hearing something about that" I replied.
"Well all the other classes took flowers to their teacher this morning and Mrs. C was the ONLY teacher whose class didn't do anything for her!" said my new friend.
Yes, that's right, I'm not a homeroom mother, I'm a LOSER!!!
Thankfully, my new friend was more than willing to take on the responsibility of coordinating the remainder of the week's events.
She was even nice enough to ask for my input AND act like she cared.
Here's my story and I'm sticking to it...
There was a homeroom mother meeting several weeks ago.
James had been sick and he had a doctor's appointment that afternoon.
So, I emailed the queen-bee homeroom mother explaining my absence.
I asked her to email me any important notes that I missed.
When I didn't hear from her, I assumed I was off the hook for the rest of the year... HOORAY!
Because in all honesty I'm not cut out for this. But, that's another story altogether. ;>
Moral of the story?
If it's Monday,
the phone rings,
and the person on the other end of the line asks you if you're the homeroom mother.
The best possible reply is,
"NO, NOT ME!!!!".