Thursday, September 10, 2009

Meet the Teacher / First Day of School

Y'all, I had a bad "mommy moment" this morning. I mean really bad - heart palpitations, hyperventilating, tears, the whole nine yards. Not good at all...

I mentioned on my blog post from Tuesday that today (Thursday) was going to be Meet the Teacher Day at Clayton's preschool. I woke up early this morning to shower and make myself look presentable before the kids got up. They both woke up at 8:00 and I feed them and got them dressed by 8:30. I knew that we needed to leave the house by 8:40, so I thought that we were right on schedule. I remembered that I was supposed to fill out an extra piece of paperwork to turn in at Meet the Teacher. I reached for the informational packet that we had gotten about a month ago. It had his teachers' names, classroom info, and beginning of school dates.

My eyes skimmed over the dates, only to realize that TODAY was the FIRST Day of School! We totally missed Meet the Teacher on Tuesday. I, of course, did what any other sane mother would do and completely, and totally panicked. I started saying (softly and then progressively louder), "Oh no! Oh no! Oh no! I'm such a moron!"

Wade looked up at me and could tell that something was very wrong. I said (with tears in my eyes), "We missed Meet the Teacher and today is the First Day of School!" He was his usual level-headed self and said, "Okay, well what do you need me to do?" We tag teamed packing Clayton's lunch, getting his back pack ready, and snapping a few pictures. We were out the door by 8:43!

I was so upset that I had goofed up! I had big plans for the first day of school. I wanted to have one last hoorah last day of summer tomorrow - swimming, eating somewhere with a playland, etc. I wanted to make him a special back to school breakfast. I wanted to get his teachers a little present to start the year off right. And... I blew it! I mean, really, what kind of mother forgets the first day of school! :(

On the way to school, I said, "Clayton, I'm so sorry that Mommy messed up and we missed meet the teacher! Please forgive me." He just shrugged his shoulders and said, "It's okay Mommy, I'll just meet them today." Way to put it in perspective, son. :)

So, we got to school right on time and met his teachers. I apologized to them for missing Meet the Teacher. They were sweet to tell me that I "only missed a boring meeting." I'm hoping that they weren't secretly thinking, "This mom is a total flake!" Although, I wouldn't blame them one bit. Ha!

Clayton is in the Lion class this year. Two of the little boys that he was friends with last year are back in his same class, so that will be fun. I know that it will be a great year filled with tons of fun and lots of growth. It's hard to believe that this is my sweet boy's last year of preschool! Next year he'll be in (I can hardly type it...) kindergarten! I'm so glad that I have a whole year to prepare for that. :)

Clayton was sooo excited about his camo backpack! He is really into "army guys" right now.

Mr. Too Cool for School

With Ms. D

With Ms. P

At his "desk"

So, now I am sitting here still beating myself up about being such a goof. I seriously can't believe that I did this! I used to be so organized and had it together... What happened to me?!?! I'm sure that I'll look back and laugh at this one day, right? It's just another "I love Lucy" moment to add to the list.

I wasn't prepared for Clayton to be gone from 9-2 today, but I sure am enjoying spending some 1 on 1 time with my Gerber baby.

That pesky top tooth cut through on Tuesday, so he his back to his sweet self.

Happy Meet the Teacher First Day of School! ;)


Melissa said...

Oh friend! Don't worry about it! If I were teaching this year, I could've helped you out! ;) Glad you got to enjoy extra time with Drew and that you had some down time with Drew's nap.

Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

Sarah, you're a great mom - don't worry about it. You're definitely harder on yourself than anyone else is!!!

Mrs. H said...

Oh, Sarah... I feel for you. You will look back on this and giggle. I don't know if you will really laugh. Clayton gentle,sweet spirit puts all our mommy fears in focus. I know you had fun with sweet Drew.

Hannah said...

My mom took me to my very first day of school (pre-K) one day EARLY so don't feel bad!

Your post reminded me of something that I have been thinking about a lot much harder it is having 2 kids vs just 1.

Hang in there! Love ya girl!

Doug and Kelli said...

Sarah, you had me rolling on the floor... anyone that knows you knows that you are the best mommy ever! So you missed meet the teacher... who cares! Thanks for the laugh :)

Chris & Amanda said...

I have to admit I was laughing as well :) You crack me up! Seriously though its a small mistake & life just happens. He is a lucky kid to have you for a mom :)

robineilene said...

I love your blog! (I linked to you from Leigh Ann, who I used to teach with, and I'm also friends with the Ylda's!) I have read about your family for quite sometime and have always thought that you are super mom! No joke! :) I hope I can be just half the mom that you are!

Thanks for always providing a good read (and a good laugh!) And please don't think I'm crazy for stalking your blog!

Kati said...

I would so do the same thing...if that's any consolation! ;-)