Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Of all the stupid things....

The day started out good enough...I didn't have to get up in the middle of the night to pee, that is a plus for me right now, and I got to sleep until 8:30. Today was the first day of a new class Caleb gets to take over five days at a local Montessori School. I got up and did all that I do and decided since I am less than 10 minutes away, and am really lazy in the mornings, I would just put a jacket on over my jammies, which are sweats, and run Caleb to the school and get back home to the girls (Mike had just gotten home from work) No bra, no makeup...just in and out.

Did I say it was pouring rain? Oh, well, it was POURING. I took the van because his seat is already in there, and off we went. When I got there I decided to park close to the building and run in. I chatted with some friends and got back in my car. My friend, Tammy was parked next to me, and waved me to go...and I tried, but my wheels just started spinning. Tammy's too. See...with all the gravel around us, Tammy and I were "smart enough" to pull forward just enough to get stuck in the mud. Zach ,the teacher at the school was so nice about it...the lady helping him...she wasn't so thrilled with us...

So, for the next hour, the kids, and teachers at the school shoveled, wheelbarrowed,and pitch forked mulch under out tires and cars to help push us out. It worked for Tammy's little civic...not so much for my big ol' van. And so, Tammy took me home so I could call a tow truck...we are wet, cold...and did I mention I didn't put on a bra this morning...and we headed back.

Five minutes and $50 later, the tow truck got me out...and two hours after I dropped Caleb off, I went home.

This was supposed to be my snuggle and read to the girls days. It ended up with me reading one chapter out of a book, get them lunch and grab a nap before I needed to shower, get back to Caleb,and head to work.

Just another Donna trick for our car. I am pretty good at them by now...and luckily I have a great, understanding husband who laughs at me and says "these things happen."

6 comments:

SmallWorld at Home said...

Nice husband, unlike your friend who says, "Why exactly did you park there?" ;-) Aren't you glad I'm not your husband?

partyoffivetn said...

Yes, I guess so! though you may have taken me to starbucks afterward to comfort me!! After your remark,that is :)

Sam said...

i'm thinking a 10inch lift with huge super swamper tires and a ladder that drops down for the kids to climb in. the van would never look better.

Mike said...

I was too tired to be mad.. :)

I was just happy you didn't take me up on my offer to drive down there and help.

J/K...anyway...these things happen :)

onfire in PNG said...

this is when my husband looks at me really sweetly and says "you're pretty"

Tami said...

Been there... done EXACTLY that! Just another one to add to the list. :0) Actually, I think almost ANY woman can say that they've been there and done that on this one... if they're being honest, right?