Thursday, January 3, 2008

Inner Blonde Strikes Again!

My inner blonde, who reared her airy head upon the beginning of this pregnancy, has finally reached her peak performance; she has finally cost me money! $20.33 to be exact!

Timmy’s still in potty training mode, so I drag a bag of extra clothes and underwear with me to daycare every day. Because the hubs I am too cheap to buy enough changes of clothes to keep some at daycare on a full-time basis, I carry this bag back and forth everyday. I keep the bag next to my purse in the mud room. It was -4 degrees this morning when I left, and the high is expected to be 9 degrees. Given the extreme cold, I knew I needed to pack an extra pair of fleece lined pants for him today. If he had an accident, I wanted to make sure he could change into something equally as warm. In addition to the cozy warm pants that I consciously put in his bag this morning, I put his beloved blanky in the bag too. I’m sure by now, you have guessed where this is going.

I left the house, purse and lunch bag in tow. I peacefully made the 30 minute drive to daycare, pulled into the lot, turned the car off, then “oh CRAP” I forget his daycare bag. How could I possibly have forgotten his bag; it’s in the same darn place every morning???? I had to break the news to him that he wasn’t going to have blanky that day because I forgot his bag. He whimpered for a bit, but took it better than I thought he would (I suspect that daycare will bear the brunt of his whimpering at nap time). I then had to break it to daycare that I forgot the bag of spare clothes and that I would be back after a trip to Wal-Mart. Then, as I was driving to work, I called the hubs (yikes) and had to break the news to him. I didn’t tell him that my inner blonde was at fault, because, quite frankly, he wouldn’t find the humor in it. I think he might have been the teeniest bit annoyed.

Then, I get to Wal-Mart and search the shelves of the cheapest pants I can find – not a single pair of 4T to be found. Now, when I was looking for 3T in the late summer this would have been the perfect situation, now it just plain sucked. Hey, did I mention that I was about 15 minutes late for work at this point? No? Well I was, so then I frantically starting searching through all the racks for the allusive 4T’s – I found some, finally. What I found, however, were mesh pants and very cheap. The hubs I like cheap, but come on – it’s going to be 9 flippin degrees today – these things are as thin as paper! Well guess what – I didn’t get to be picky today. I bought four pairs of pants, a package of underwear and a package of socks (sometimes accidents result in floor puddles, which get the feet wet too).

I carted the whole lot back to daycare. I gave my little man a kiss goodbye and apologized for blanky’s absence for the second time, then headed off to work. I got there about 40 minutes late. My boss’s vacation started today, thank goodness, but I suspect (as with most things) she would have taken it well – hey, she finds my inner blonde funny!


Jenny said...

Oh, I hate when I do stuff like that!! And WalMart never cooperates with my disasters either! Glad he was okay without blanky (so far), and that your boss understands - or at least sees the humor!

My hubby is the same way as yours. And my answer is always the same - you try and remember everything for a change. ;o)

Jessica said...

I hate days like that! I woke up this morning at 7:45 a.m. I was supposed to be at work at 8 a.m. It was a struggle, but I made it by 8:15. I didn't have to take Jake to daycare though, so that helped!

twinklemom said...

Lol...don't you love days like that...It sounds like you have a great and understanding boss though!

Oh..yes..updated the site...FINALLY made peace with my blog title and ended up changing more than that..LOL

emily said...

nice way to start the day.....insane and frantic! Yep, I too have an inner blonde....

Tiffany said...

I take it your daycare does not have any changes of extra clothes? I also keep a spare pair of clothes in my daughter's diaper bag - no need to buy a special set for daycare accidents.