Monday, February 16, 2009

Head and house in a spin!

Still full house, and lots going on with my mum, sister and her partner all bunking in with us. Hubby is busy preparing Courses for students who are about to return to campus next week , and Im off to Adelaide for a short work trip. Whew!

And in the midst of all the comings and goings in the house, I cant believe I am sooooooooooo neglectful. For the first time ever, I completely forgot to collect my eldest daughter from school. Can you imagine how awful I feel? I looked at my watch at 3.16pm, after driving the 20minutes from town to where we live....and I thought hmmm..... Ive forgotten something..... hmmmmmm......FARRRK! I was 16 minutes too late to collect her, and the school is back in town!
So after a desparate and deflating call to the school I burnt rubber and flew back along the highway to pay penance at the school front office. Poor darling girl was sitting quietly reading a libary book. After a kiss she says "dont worry mum: I knew you would come!"

And now I will wait by the letter box for the speeding fine I know is coming. Sigh... and it is my karmic due. Strangely enough I am happy to pay it as I think, this time, it's deserved.


  1. Oops is right...sweet child knowing you would come.

    Fingers crossed that the speeding fine somehow doesn't materialise for you. Will it be your first one..?? If so you can get away with not paying if you plead your case and apologise profusely. Let me know if you want a copy of the letter I sent to get out of mine.

  2. Hi Kel, yes....its a bit of a oops moment! Hopefully I wont repeat this. Ever!

    Hi Kerrie, Thanks for your suggestion, and very kind offer of special 'get-out-of-fine-plea' letter, but I have been naughty once before in SA and did speed: doing 48km/hr in a 40 zone. Really, I am a very responsible mum most of the time. :)

  3. Well, I have once forgotten to drop my kids and took them to work, they were so quiet in the back of the car...and I was preocupied with my thoughts about work, etc.
    I find these things like wake up calls, a reminder of what really matters and also a good lesson on how one has to forgive herself when it happens: she did not even doubt it! She knows. So don't be too harsh on yourself. When are you in Adelaide?

  4. Thanks Ana for you kind words. I do need to be a bit kinder to myself on these things!
    Ill be in town tonight...finish my client meeting about 8.30pm, so if you feel like a drink or a chat, give me a call on the mobile...