Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day One

It can only get better .....I hope. The bridal party left at 3:30 this morning. My daughter slept in Gavin's bed and he slept with me. I thought I was at home minus the dogs. The child snores. He looks like Papa and he snores like Papa.

I woke in plenty of time to get the child ready for school and take the new arrival out for a potty break. Laila, the boxer arrived when the bridal party left. She is a good dog and she was able to get Gavin up and moving this morning. I have a packet of instructions and I was told that Gavin was hard to get going. I managed to get him dressed and his teeth brushed and his toaster strudel ready to eat in the car.

I gulped my coffee,grabbed the map and we were off ............ Gramma, you forgot my breakfast. Oh crap, you are right, I did (are you really hungry?) I turn around and go back in, thinking to grab it and be on our way. The dog ate the child's breakfast. I have short dogs and what I put on the counter stays on the counter. I put another strudel in the toaster and put some food in the dog's dish.

I am back on the road and following the map quest directions. Take a slight right on Radio Drive. Slight? What is slight. You either turn or you don't. It is an intersection with no confusing little side roads. I turn and am going along looking for the next road on the directions when Gavin tells me to turn "here". It is not the road on the directions and I have to turn because I am in the turn lane. I call my son and tell him I am lost ...... all the while Gavin is telling me to "go straight, Gramma, don't listen to him, just go,I know where my school is". I creep along and find the road and then finally get him to school 15 minutes late. All the while Gavin is telling me, "I told you I knew where it was.

As he got out of the car he asked me if I could get back home okay. "Just go backwards from the way we came." I am going to take a shower and have another cup of coffee now.


ellen abbott said...

well, you know where it is now, right?

Brian Miller said...

yes, more coffee

Whitney Lee said...

I am completely hopeless when it comes to directions. I feel your pain. As for the snoring, God bless earplugs. It'll all look better after the coffee!

SkippyMom said...

I think I am as lost as you were.

And toaster strudel is of the devil. giggle

houndstooth said...

I didn't know there was a wedding. I think kids his age are usually a lot more reliable than GPS!

At least now you know how to get to the school (and home)!

Kathy said...

I just discovered you and am amazed at your sewing talent. I am so jealous. I sew straight lines only..I will come back tosee how the birthday went. What a lucky little girl to have a fashion stylist on staff.

Pat said...

If I were you, I'd lace that coffee with a little something, you know? Oh wait, you have to pick Gavin up from school? Never mind! Hope your day gets better!