You know those days when you just laugh because you just can't believe how ridiculous your life really is? That was me today. Seriously, sometimes I think that I should just write a book because I just can't make up this stuff.
As we were leaving for school this morning (late because I forgot that it was picture day) I got a "Remind" message from Eli's teacher that today was flashlight reading day. I'm not sure how it happens but I ALWAYS miss these little memos. I'm starting to think that it's not just me and that Eli has my organizational skills, thus he regularly misplaces important documents.
In any case, I had to stop the chirping alarm, sit down the 263 bags I was carrying and start rummaging through drawers looking for one of our dozen flashlights/headlamps. Of course they were nowhere to be found. I ended up locating a pretty sorry looking pocket-size flashlight...but naturally it wasn't work.
Luckily, the batteries were actually where they should have been, so I grabbed a handful and decided to change them out while driving. So, out the door I went with both kids, three bags, two backpacks, and some baseball equipment for practice tonight. When I got to the car, I realized that we were missing Eli's chest protecter. Our family motto is "safety first," so you can image how well that went over. Ha!
I guess the chaos got to Ellie because she was crying and clinging to my leg when I dropped her off at daycare, which was just barrels of fun before I had to drive on the interstate during a torrential downpour.
Work went well until Eric called to say that our dog had escaped and he had to go pick him up from down the road where someone had caught him and called the number on his collar.
Round two of the storms came through as I was getting off of work, so I had another pleasant commute on the interstate and thoroughly enjoyed getting drenched getting children in and out of the car when my umbrella was destroyed from the high winds. Hahaha!
The icing on the cake was when Eli informed me that he had forgotten to wear underpants today. How does that even happen?
We're spending the evening recovering from today's events by eating pizza and popcorn, playing hot wheels, watching TV and putting the kids to bed early.
The days are crazy, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!