Friday, September 5, 2008

I'm losing it.

I am totally losing it, and it's starting to frighten me a little. I wonder what the earliest age Alzheimer's has struck an individual? Today after school the kids wanted to play with the neighbors, so I told them they could play for just a little while because we had swimming lessons. We got to the YMCA and the kids changed into their suits in the family locker room and then we headed for the pool. I thought I saw a couple of people look at me funny, but I just ignored it and went along my merry way. When we got into the pool area, one of the employees came up to me and asked if we were there for swimming lessons? I told him that we were. He replies, "Uh, the swimming lessons don't start until next week." CRAP! Are you kidding me?!? I told him that last week we missed gymnastics because I thought it started this week, and now we're a week early for swimming lessons!! I guess it's better to be a week early than a week late!? You've got to be kidding me! What in the heck is my problem? He told me that the kids could stay and swim if they wanted to. So that's what we did. They had the pool pretty much to themselves and I just sat along the wall and enjoyed the fact that they were getting along and not fighting. It was good exercise for them anyway.

Scott called my cell phone from work while we were at the Y. He forgot to tell me that he was supposed to give a talk to some birding club at the zoo. So, I thought it would be a good idea to meet him somewhere for supper. Of course the kids wanted to go to McDonalds because they discovered at the neighbors' house that they have Clone Wars toys in the Happy Meals. Great. Just what I wanted for supper. I told them the only way we would go is if I had complete angelic behavior out of them for the entire weekend. They said, "No problem!" Once we got to McDonalds Emma realized she didn't have socks on and you aren't allowed to play in the play area without socks. Gage didn't have his on either, but his were out in the car in the swimming bag. He went to go get them and went out the emergency exit and set off the alarms. I didn't realize he was even headed that direction and I felt so bad for him. He didn't even know what happened, as to why the alarms went off. I told him to read the sign on the door. Well, he felt really bad then and said he didn't see the sign. He was a little embarrassed, but the gal who came to reset the alarm was nice about it and said it only happens twice on a good day. :-)

Gage has a soccer game tomorrow.........................I better double check that to make sure it's actually tomorrow before we head out to the soccer field! Not too much else is planned for the weekend, but since the kids have promised to be angels, it should be a good one!

1 comment:

Emily Jennings said...

Oh my gosh! I would have been SO mad at myself! You handled it great, though.