Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back to School with The Wonder Mom

Oh, I've seen the all the adorable first day of school photos of the kids and even a few of moms celebrating the season with a kid-free GMO, Girls Morning Out, but there's a certain kind of busy-ness that comes with the kids being back to school. That "second shift," the one that runs from about 3:00 - 10:00 and includes after school carpools, homework supervision, dinner, more fussing (and maybe fighting) over homework, bath time and, finally, bedtime can be exhausting.

But there can also be a few extra daytime duties. Even if you have a kid who can memorize Pi to 25 places, he might not be able to remember to bring his lunch/gym suit/math book, etc. That's when Wonder Mom comes out.


Even as a work-at-home mom with a flexible schedule, I'm not always willing to drop everything and hightail it to school. It depends on the age of the child, location of the school, and reason for not having said item. As my boys get older, I'm less forgiving.

That said, I'll admit that I'm not always at the top of my game each school morning. That permission slip the child asked me to sign the night before? If it's due and I forgot to, you know, sign it, I'd complete the form and run that over.

But the music folder I reminded the child to bring to band practice and was left on the kitchen table? Sorry, he's going to lose a few preparedness points from his teacher that day.

When do you stop everything to make an unexpected trip to school?

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  1. I've done it a few times. Once, when my daughter called me from the school office to bring her dry socks when her feet got all wet. Another time for her lunch, and another time for her glasses. Good thing we live only a couple blocks away!

  2. Hah! Love the shirt. You wear it well!! Nice special effects, too.

    I can open your blog again! YAY!

  3. I'm still at the point that my only unexpected trips to school would be due to a bathroom-related accident, illness, or freak out. But, I have forgotten a teddy bear for a teddy bear picnic before... It was my fault, but I was too busy with work to run back. I figure it helped him learn to roll with the punches and was overcome with guilt.

  4. You are too cute! Love the video! :) I have only had to run something to school once and it was my fault. But this journey is still young for me. My time or frequent calls for forgotten items is coming, I'm sure. :)

  5. We home school, but it doesn't mean things aren't constantly "forgotten." I guess it depends on the situation. If we are all frantically rushing around and sunglasses are forgotten for baseball practice, then we'll go get them. But if he put off getting ready all day and THEN forgot the sunglasses? Well, too bad. How will he ever learn if I'm always there to rescue?

    Love the shirt. Funny that you have that! LOL


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