I’m sure we all remember these lyrics which captures the essence of that morning you have (hopefully very rarely!) where you’d really rather had stayed in bed but couldn’t thanks to all of the things to see and do and kids to schlep to school…
Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat“A Day in the life” — The Beatles
It’s kind of funny when you think on it…I had originally set an alarm so that I could be the fail safe to ensure that my oldest was out the door on time to head to classes that resumed today at Wake Tech (but as it turned out got canceled because very few students turned up!). I suggested that he might ask for extra credit considering that he’d just got back from *SEATTLE* the evening before and was able to drag himself to school (of course, I’m sure he’s going to be really feeling it tonight with a closing shift at the DQ!).
After that, I set the alarm I customarily set when Katie and Alex are here and need to be bundled off to Enloe High School for their day.
Except that I somehow set that alarm to 0630…not the 0600 I should have.
When I realised that mistake, you can imagine the mad dash to get Alex up and get him changing clothes whilst I’m frantically making his breakfast and lunch.
And that’s where the title to this blog entry comes from because the only reason we made it out the door actually ahead of the usual departure time was Katie being right there to get me a couple of his sugar-free drinks or put his socks and splints on as I was finishing packing his lunch bags.
She did all that as well as took care of her own lunch and packing as well as feeding Mistletoe and letting her have the joys of the doggie washroom that is the front lawn.
I tease her a bit about her Maleficent-level tendencies but when it comes right to it, I honestly don’t know what I’d do without her round on those days I’m running like a mad person wondering how in the hell I’m going to get everything back on track when I was an idiot and overslept.
She is truly a special young lady and one that I could not live without even when her normal service as a 15 year-old with the requisite Girl World AttitudeTM will be restored this afternoon after she’s done with lacrosse training! 🙂