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In which i forgot to re-enroll Daniel

No harm, no foul right?  I’m sure you’re thinking, “What the hell is she talking about?”

 

Well, I’ll tell you.

 

I just worked out, came home and walked into my office to check my emails and such.  It’s not like I’m organized; I’m not.  I have a habit of doing the things I enjoy and avoiding the things I hate; that’s why there’s a stack of paperwork to my left that is probably a bunch of overdue bill notices.

 

At any rate, I’m sitting at the computer, checking out emails, checking out my blog, checking out Twitter and Facebook; basically just fucking around when the phone rings.

 

Me:      Hello

 

R:         Hello, is this Lynn?

 

Me:      Yep

 

R:         Lynn, this is Robin S. from Greensboro Day School

 

(hmmm….why are they calling me?  Daniel’s too old to get into trouble isn’t he?)

 

Me:      Hi!  How are you? What can I do for you?

 

R:         I was looking through the re-enrollment forms for next year and …

 

(fuck…fuck…fuck…fuck)

 

Me:      uh oh

 

R:         … I saw that Daniel wasn’t re-enrolled for his senior year.

 

Me:      Shit

 

R:         I wasn’t particularly worried about the incoming seniors, which is why I haven’t called until now.

 

Me:      When were they due?

 

R:         February

 

Me:      February?  Holy shit!

 

R:         Well, we have saved him a spot.  Are you interested in it?

 

Me:      Hell yeah! Absolutely…I can’t believe I forgot that.

 

(Actually, I can believe I forgot that.  Remembering something is actually more unusual for me)

 

R:         You’re not the only one.

 

(Somehow, I still don’t feel better that I’m not the only shit parent out there)

 

Me:      Yeah, but I live near the school and pass it 10 times a day and I saw the re-enrollment sign every day for about a month and thought to myself “I’m sure I’ve already done that.”

 

R:         I’m going to send you an email with all the re-enrollment information.  Do you think you could fill it out and put down a deposit?

 

Me:      Poor Daniel; he’s always the forgotten child.

 

(Thank god he’s a resilient guy or else I can’t imagine how fucked up he’d be)

 

R:         Please tell me that things get easier…

 

Me:      How old are your kids?

 

R:         1st and 5th grade

 

Me:      Yeah, as they get older you don’t have to micromanage as much.  For example, Daniel is so independent that I constantly assume stuff gets done and then shit like this slips through the cracks

 

R:         Really?

 

Me:      Yeah, so I suppose it gets easier but honestly, by the third child I’m a shit parent.  I mean, who forgets that their kid needs to go to school HIS SENIOR YEAR!

 

R:         Well, it just seems like there’s never any time.

 

Me:      Yeah, it’s ironic.  When the kids are little it’s so frantic that all you want is time and when you have a few hours, you’re so happy to relax and enjoy it.  But as they get older, like right now for me, I have nothing but time and I’m trying to figure out what the hell to do with it all.

 

R:         But it does get easier right??

 

Me:      Yeah, in the sense that they’re growing up and you don’t have all the little things but I must say, the problems are more complicated so it’s actually impossible to fix them all the time.  You can fix most problems when kids are smaller but not really when they’re older.

 

R:         Ummm…you’re not really helping me here Lynn!

 

Me:      Yeah, I guess not…sorry about that.

 

R:         Well, I sent you the email about Daniel’s enrollment.

 

Me:      Well sorry for the screw up… and I suppose I didn’t really help you either.

 

R:         Thanks anyway… and let me know if you don’t get the email.

 

So there you are!  I forgot my own kid and discouraged another parent from ever thinking there’s light at the end of the tunnel and it’s only 10:19.  I’d call this day a success.  How about you?

 

I’m just saying…

 

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18 Comments

  1. Angel
    May 16, 2011

    BWhahah that sounds like something I have done several times.. Hey why the hell sugar coat it for them. My memaw always said when they are little they are troubles around your feet, as they get older they become troubles around your heart.
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    • Lynn
      May 16, 2011

      Yeah…alls well that ends well. I suppose

  2. Marta
    May 16, 2011

    Hah! Last year I forgot to pay my kids college tuition — until I got a phone call (from the kids) saying “Mom, we just got an email from the school saying that we will loose I the classes we have registered for if we don’t pay the tuition for the semester.”
    So, there you go… you are not the only one….

    • Lynn
      May 16, 2011

      I know…i’m never the ONLY one. Too funny Marta1

  3. Lady Estrogen
    May 16, 2011

    There are lots of times that I’m convinced my “other” self has taken care of it.
    Ah crap, that DIDN’T get done – other self, what’s wrong with you – you’re slippin!

    x

    • Lynn
      May 16, 2011

      It was just a WTF moment…poor Daniel, my forgotten child.

  4. Misfit Mommy
    May 16, 2011

    If it makes you feel any better, I have in the past forgotten to sign up for soccer, softball, tee-ball, Brownies, and annual physicals. They are only 5 and 9, so basically with me as their mother, they are fucked.

    • Lynn
      May 16, 2011

      well, this one took the cake…i’ve forgotten a lot too

  5. Tex
    May 16, 2011

    Hey at lease you didn’t walk out of a store after shopping, and turn around to realize that you forgot your kid:) (yes, I have done that!)

    • Lynn
      May 16, 2011

      hilarious! no, i never did that!

  6. Name *
    May 16, 2011

    That’s awesome – that will so be me..I hope I remember the 3rd grade field trip on Friday..
    I will need more wine for the teenage years, not that it will help the memory
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    • Lynn
      May 16, 2011

      yeah…i forget more than i remember

  7. mmanary
    May 16, 2011

    I usually put myself out of the running for Mother of the Year earlier in the year. Give yourself credit for hanging in a bit longer than most.

    • Lynn
      May 16, 2011

      Hahaha…I haven’t been mother of the year since I had kids…or even before actually

  8. Why give them hope? ;)
    Hey come over and link up a post today!

    • Lynn
      May 17, 2011

      Ok..thanks

  9. Lue
    May 17, 2011

    I just happened to see your blog and after reading it I love it!! very funny! you say what everyone is thinking during those moments!

    • Lynn
      May 17, 2011

      thanks so much and i certainly hope you’ll come back!!!

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