I'm not a great morning mother. You know those gals who are all happiness and light in the morning? I am more grumpy and grey. I come by this honestly. My father is also not a morning person....growing up he and I had a pact, we tried not to speak before 10am. I digress...
So, this morning as I am waking everyone, making breakfast, finding clothes, getting homework packed back in the backpacks etc... LuLu gets toothpaste on her last clean uniform shirt. Where are the other clean uniform shirts? In the dryer at her Dad's house.
CoCo is upset because this means a detour to their Dad's house and will mean they will be a few minutes late to school. So, when we finally get to school they stage a mutiny at the door saying that I must go inside with them.
Hmmm....unshowered. No Makeup. Hair askew. SCARY! Don't the women in the offices of schools get special training on dealing with people like me? I grudginly made my way to the door to get buzzed into the fortress of Saint Whotheheck. The principal took my statement about why my children were three minutes late. CoCo went off to class without smooching me (!!). LuLu and MiMi both gave me an enthusiastic send off (the principal actually walked MiMi down to her class). And I was back out the door without scaring any of the innocent schoolchildren with my appearance. I bound back out to my car.
The doors to my car are locked.
The keys to my car are in it.
Just then, like an angel, Amy O pulled up next to me. She was fresh as a daisy. Dressed in clean, pressed clothing, her blond hair was gorgeously quaffed, her daughters sitting perfectly in her sparkling mininvan. I even caught a fleeting glimpse of her matching socks (show off). After she deposited her middle daughter in the school she came out and saw my distress.
She hugged me. She let me use her cell phone to call onstar. My doors were unlocked in a few seconds.
She left me with a promise of lunch soon and off she went (with her youngest daughter in tow). Probably not realizing that she was the first bright spot in my day.
Thanks Amy O.