Worst Mother-of-the-Year Award is in The Bag

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I’ve got this award girls, so quit trying.

I am well on my way to winning the Worst Mother-of-the-Year Award.

I think it’s December.  I seem to have troubles in this month.  Perhaps there’s just too much on my mind.  Last December I frantically jumped out of bed, ran downstairs, burst into my son’s room and dragged his poor sleeping self out of bed.  He was late.  We were all late.  The alarm clock failed us.  I failed us.  Dang mornings!

Then I realized it was only 4:14 am.  I dragged my kid out of bed in the middle of the night and made him get ready for school.  Yes, I did.  I still don’t know how that happened, but at the time, it all made perfect sense in my head.  I was sure we were late.

This December, I woke my kids up, barked at them to find their hats and gloves or else they would surely freeze to death, and pushed them out the door.  They were half-way to school when a car pulled over.  The guy rolled down his window and yelled, “Kids!  Go back home.  There’s a two-hour delay for school.”


In my defense, I grabbed my phone and checked the local weather station before I even got out of bed.  I do solemnly swear I am telling the truth.  I saw nothing.  Nothing.

School is rarely delayed and hardly ever cancelled.  When you live in a place that gets a lot of snow, you don’t get a lot of snow days.  Live in a place where snow is scarce and I guarantee you’ll get a day off for ever flake or icicle.  That’s just the way it is, so I figured they had school.

I guess I figured wrong.  Again.

Goodness.  Parenting is hard work, but for all the wrong reasons.  It’s always the little stuff that causes the good mom-crown to crash to floor and break into a million little pieces.

Tomorrow morning, I’m calling the weather station.

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  1. Mom says

    Ha, I have one better. I forgot Tara at school and did not realize it till I told her to set the table for dinner and there was no response from her!!! Thankfully, she was there out in the yard playing with the Kilduff girls and never knew I forgot her.
    Oh, I once dropped you when you were about 18 months old when I ran to answer the phone! Maybe that explains everything????

  2. says

    LOL!! Oh thank you for making me *actually* laugh out loud today! I think my brain has a permanent fart hole in it for all the dumb stuff I do or forget, so this is huge. Thanks again.

  3. says

    You made me smile this morning Later today I am sure I will think of a bunch of something I did. With 5 kids (32 -13) how could I not! Have a good day!

  4. says

    Ummm…sorry to tell you this, but I already received the “Worst Mother of the Year” award last January 1st. Better luck next time! :-) Just to make you feel better, I forgot to pack my son’s lunch this morning and his teacher called my husband because she was worried he wasn’t getting enough to eat!! Oh yeah, that happened. So, I might get the award next year, too! :-)

  5. says

    I drove my daughter to school last Monday, and the parking lot was empty. Yep Two hour delay. The next day I woke one up, and no school. Did we even get snow? an inch. Glad to see we are in good company!!! :o)

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