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April 12, 2006

Our Mornings Need More Drama

Juliana is on a field trip today to Chicago. They are going to the Planetarium and the Shedd Aquarium among other things. God help anyone who decides to take 27 kindergarteners on a field trip like that. She was so excited that she got up before me this morning to get ready (usually I have to poke and prod her every step out the door.) The teachers specified that they would not wait for any late children and that the bus was leaving at 8am sharp. So we pulled up in front of the school at 7:40 and Juli jumps out of the car with a huge smile on her face and promptly slips on the grass, landing on her behind in a mud puddle. Her pants were soaked from her belt to her ankles. Of all days that this possibly could have happened, she picks the one with the dire consequences for lateness. So what is a good mother to do? I throw her back in the car, speed all the way back home (Tippecanoe is not our neighborhood school either, if you remember), drag her up to the house and grab a clean pair of pants. I dress her like an insane robot in the entryway while calling out to Ava in the car that MOMMY WILL BE RIGHT BACK, throw a freshly panted Juliana back into the car and dash to the school by 7:52. Needless to say she was very relieved to be there on time but I'm pretty sure I freaked her out a little bit.

Anyway, crisis averted and a gold star for me.

Posted by Tracey Gessner at April 12, 2006 1:06 PM


Way to Go!!
You did what any good and caring mother would have. I'm sure she's having a great time!

Posted by: lindsay at April 12, 2006 2:01 PM

The Shedd AND the Planetarium? Plus the ride to Chicago and back? Are they nuts? ;)

Glad you were able to get Julie there despite the "accident". It looks like a beautiful day for a field trip.

Posted by: Mom Sparks at April 13, 2006 8:35 AM