Psst, come a little closer. I have something to tell you; but I don’t want the kid to hear.
He missed his bus for school which meant he missed an entire day of school – And even though I wasn’t happy about it, it kind of worked out nicely.
Normally, his missing the bus would have unleashed The Kraken on him. But here’s the thing – At the end of the day, he really is a great kid and I know it wasn’t done on purpose. It was the first time it’s happened and he had been up late the night before suffering with stomach issues.
Under normal circumstances, if something like that had happened, while it wouldn’t be at all convenient, Shaunie possibly could have gone back home from work to take him to school. This week though, she’s in a different office – much further way – doing a training. I definitely was not going back home to take him. Under the best of circumstances I work too far away.
I’m a Mom though so, I got some stuff done and then left work early so that I could put him out of his misery. Both from being home alone all day and from worrying about what punishment he was going to get.
When I got home, I asked how his day had been. His response was hilarious … “I don’t know how to answer that. I feel like I shouldn’t say it was good.”
He had done both his Monday and Tuesday chore, had read a book, had brought the trash can to the back of the house, had vacuumed and had folded his brothers laundry.
The kid was pulling out all the stops.
I had finished making dinner and cleaning up the kitchen before Shaunie and Jay came in. In fact, I was sitting on the couch simultaneously talking with Ace and scrolling Facebook when Jay bounced up the stairs. That’s UNHEARD OF. We all got to sit at the real dining table and have dinner together. Not our usual of “kids sit on bar stools by the island” while adults run around and then adults eat later while kids are doing final bed time prep. We talked about how Jays day had been and laughed at corny jokes and discussed the upcoming weekend and congratulated Shaunie on doing well on her test.
By 7 pm, we were in the living room hanging out. Jay, Ace and Shaunie had a wrestling competition. Not me. I don’t wrestle. I’m the bell. *ding*
Spoiler Alert: In the finals, Ace beat Jay and then Shaunie beat Ace.
The wrestling lasted for quite a while and then it was time to get everyone ready for bed. By 8:10, the boys were knocked out and Shaunie and I settled down to eat an apple pie thing that we found and love but aren’t willing to share with the kids because it’s not cheap. 🙂
So, yeah, the kid fell back asleep after initially waking up and missed his bus and that’s not ok, so he did get a lecture about it because that’s what responsible parents do – but – we’ve all been there; life happens; and in the end, it allowed us to have a nice evening together.
Courtesy of Jay
What does an ill tempered cow do?
Cause udder destruction.