Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mom of the Year - 2014!

Yep, that's right. This year, I didn't even have to be nominated. It was hands down, no contest.

To make a long story short, and cut straight to the embarrassing facts...

I dropped Mister Man and Zahra off to spend the afternoon at the 'FAIR', but in reality, I dropped them off at a FUNERAL!

Fair, funeral - similar right!? Good Lord!!

I made arrangements with a friend to drop the kids off at the indoor 'fair', where she would keep an eye on them for the afternoon. I pulled up front to the kids' school and took their jackets before shooing them inside. There was a lot of activity and cars out front. Seems normal for a fair. I drove off.

My poor son, after living with such a courageous, outspoken, older sister, he is not used to handling 'situations' on his own.

Shortly after arriving, the somber tempo and crowd of elderly folks dressed in their black funeral attire, was a clear indication that they were in the wrong place. The office phone was locked up, so he couldn't call me. They had no jackets, so they couldn't walk home.

He finally mustered up the courage to enter the school gymnasium (where said funeral was taking place) and asked someone if they had a phone. He miss-dialed my number twice. Tried Dan, who purposely didn't answer the 'strange' number twice. Third attempt, Dan answered and Mister tried as best he could to hold back his tears as he asked Daddy to come get them.

The folks at the funeral shed pity upon my children, giving them juice and cookies to make up for their Mother's stellar parenting.

As it turned out, I obviously got the venue wrong. Funeral was at the school, Fair was at the church. Makes sense right? Ha.

Fair to Funeral - the only thing that could have possibly made this worse, is if they walked into an open casket!

Now top that!


Elizabeth said...

Oh dear! Poor Mister Man! He must have been very worried and upset and feeling very responsible for his little sister. I have never heard of a funeral at a school so I can see how you made this very honest and easy mistake. Thank you for sharing. You made me smile!

Anonymous said...

You are one of a kind!! Haha - Björky.

joellennordstrom said...

toooooo funny! poor kids!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Well it makes for a good story down the road... hahaha!

Candice said...

Aaaahhhh!!!! LOL!! I love this story!!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness that is funny, and awful. Could happen to any of us though. I got Owen all excited about Lego fest, got the kids ready, pulled my hubby out of work early, drove down to the Stampede Grounds, paid for parking and got all the way inside to discover that the car show was on but Lego fest was TWO months away!! oi. Owen handled it well but I felt awful!

Elizabeth said...

How are you guys? It has been a while and I get worried when people don't pist, especially after my serious health problems over the last year.

Elizabeth said...

I was madly trying to fix a typo! It should have read POST not pist. My apologies as I peck away on my iPad which does so much correcting of words!!! Hope all is good with you guys and you are just extremely busy!