Monday, March 30, 2009

Baby Brain or just bad Mum?

Today I was pottering on the computer & at about 2:00pm I decided to sit on the lounge for a few minutes with Almond eyes before we had to leave to pick Chestnut Cheeks up from school.
I closed my eyes, sort of drifted off but was awake because I had half an ear on AE. She kept asking me to tie her hair up.
I thought I should check my watch as it felt like about 1/2 an hour since I sat down. Yep 2:30! Rightio time to go & pick CC up from school.
So we headed off, not really noticing the lack of traffic on the roads.... I pulled into the side street which CC's prep class is on & flicked my eyes down at the car clock.... 3:40pm it read... take 2... 3:40 did that say?? Take 3.... yes, quick check of the watch... yep 3:40pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!
S H I T!!!! Now I dont normally swear, but heck my poor little almost 5 year old boy had been waiting FOURTY minutes for me to come!!!!!!!!!!
I chucked a quick U-y & darted around to the front of the school and parked in front of the office. It was then that I noticed the lack of cars, children & the lollipop lady at the crossing *GULP*...
I ripped AE out of her chair & carried her (OUCH) whilst running (OUCH) to the office.
There was Chestnut Cheeks smiling his biggest smile at me, totally relieved to see that I had come!
I straight away said sorry about 1000 times to him & promised it would NEVER happen again.
I have since made his favourite for dinner... lasagne. He is stoked with that.

I honestly have NO idea how that happened I swear the clock said 2:30pm when I left home. Somehow I lost an hour somwhere.....??????????????????? Spooky!!

How bad do I feel.........................REALLY bad!!!!! Thank goodness children are so forgiving!

6 comments:

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh you poor pregnant women! CC's smile says it all though, doesn't it?

I have a new watch with just a dot or something for the 12, 3, 6 and 9, and call me thick, but that's not enough for me. I would SO TOTALLY mix up 2:30 and 3:30 when glancing at it in a sleepy daze.

Sad thing was, I was going to bring around a lasagne for you this afternoon with a plea to let us stay and play with your kids, to stop Sonny from sleeping in the afternoon and having bad nighttime sleeps.

Sorry I didn't come now!!

Your lasagne would have been nicer though.

Cazbam said...

Oh SJ, pregnant brain sounds scary. Definitely not a bad mum, it happens to the best of us. But CC won out in the end, he got Lasagne!

Hippomanic Jen said...

I can't imagine your horror. Poor Swift Jan.

Crazy Sister said...

You must have felt rotten! Thank goodness CC was ok with it! Once my mum totally slept through pick up time, and my brother and I gave up and walked home.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

oh dear that would have been an ordeal for both of you.BB for sure.
You have had a bad week, hope this week is much better.

Dee from Downunder said...

my girl would love me to be late, then she could go to the after school care room with her friends!