Okay so I was doing laundry and working when I hear a knock on the door. It is the little boy from Izzy's bus stop. That is when I remember that it was a two hour early dismissal today. Crap. He said the bus was waiting for me. So I grab my keys and jump in my car. I get to the bus stop and guess what? No bus.
So, I haul butt down the road (left my purse at home, so I'm praying I don't get pulled over, though cops rarely ever come into our neighborhood) I get out onto Patuxent Blvd. and I see the bus going over the hill. I stomp the gas and start flashing my lights. The bus pulls over and I get out and profusely apologize for being a forgetful space cadet. The bus driver said it's no problem, it happens all the time with two hour early dismissals (that still doesn't make me feel any better, and when I see Izzy crying I feel even worse, poor thing probably thinks I forgot about her).
I scoop up Izzy and carry her to the car. I tell her I'm sorry and that I didn't forget about her, I just forgot that school got out early today. I reassured her that if I hadn't been able to catch the bus before it left our neighborhood that it would have taken her back to school and I would come pick her up there. She was fine, and told me, "It's okay mommy everyone forgets things sometimes." When we got home she pretty much forgot about the whole thing and was as happy as a clam. Me, on the other hand, I still feel super crappy and feel like I should have my mommy license revoked. Blasted two hour early dismissals! Grrrrrrrrrr!
My Tattooed Angel
7 years ago