I had planned to do a post today about our trip home.
I had planned to go grocery shopping.
I had planned to trade in some of my used DS puzzle games at Gamestop
I had planned to go to the library & check out the last 3 Terry Pratchett books
I had planned to then drive out a bunch of long, winding roads to pick the dog up from the kennel.
Then I had planned I would come home, edit some photos, finish the laundry & maybe play whatever new game I had bought.
This was all planned at 8am. At 8:45, as I was gathering the last of my things for my errands the phone rang. It was the school.
Mayhem has lice.
Or maybe he had had lice. The nurse said she found dead ones & some eggs and thought I had been treating him for it over vacation.
I’ve never encountered lice. Had no clue Mayhem had them. Couldn’t begin to guess where or when he got them.
She said to get some RID or other lice meds & I said “oh I’m on my way Wal Mart & I’ll add it to the list” and she says “Do you want us to check Havoc?” and I said yes please and that was the end of the conversation.
45 minutes later, while I am about halfway through my shopping I get another call from the school.
“Um, you are aware you need to come and pick Mayhem up aren’t you Ma’am?”
No. No I am not aware of that, which is why I am in Wal Mart, 45 minutes away from the school with a half full shopping cart.
I’d been thinking getting lice was like getting your knee bloodied- the school has to tell me about it but I just need to change the bandage when he gets home at 4.
Turns out lice is contagious.
Not that I didn’t know that. I did know it on an intellectual level. I just didn’t connect it to Mayhem not being allowed to stay in class.
Being the awesome parent that I am I decide to grab the rest of the stuff on my list and check out, rather than just grabbing the RID from the cart & hurrying over to the express lane. He’s already going to have waited 90 minutes by the time I get there, what is another 10 really? And we NEED milk & waffles and the way to the dog kennel goes no where near a grocery store.
I finish the groceries, skip everything else that I needed there, rush down to school, pick up Mayhem, hurry home, unload the groceries, and then Mayhem & I set off on the trek to the kennels, because you have to make an appointment to pick up the dog and if you are 15 minutes or more late they charge you for another day.
We get the dog, come home, treat Mayhem’s head, strip all the beds, because he was in every bed last night & this morning, start washing sheets in hot water, spray down the car seats and the sofa, chase down the dog who has gotten off her lead ALREADY and along the way realize Mayhem has been playing outside in the icy rain for about a half hour with me not realizing it was raining
I’m am just MADE of awesome today.
I’m waiting now for Havoc to get home so we can hurry off to tae kwon do where apparently they are practicing for some tournament that is going to cost $80 that I don’t have because it is Xmas and I need to buy gifts with that $80.
I suppose I actually *do* have it because I wasn’t able to spend it at Wal Mart today.
Then I think we’ll hit McDs on the way home because i have had no time to get anything in the slow cooker and it will be late when we get home, making it 3 straight days of fast food crap for dinner.
Mother of the Year, that’s me.