II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Soooooo Baaaaad

It was one of those moments. An "I wish this was just a bad dream" moment. I got up early this morning, did my work for the dr. office and then cleaned house all morning long (dishes, laundry, vaccum, dust, mop). Suddenly I realized it was time to take Grant to school already! AUGH! Quickly I ran him through the shower like a car-wash and then out he went to get dressed and hurry off to the car to leave. As ALWAYS, the dogs were standing at the back door waiting to go with us, so I shuffled them into the car as quickly as possible and off we went.
When I pulled into the drop-off line I was relieved to see I wasn't the only mom running late...there were still a couple of cars there dropping kids off. I hustled Grant out of his booster seat and handed him his back pack to put on. He opened the van door to get out and in the blink of an eye...OUT WENT KINLEY!!!!!! Like a 4 pound speeding bullet, she catapulted out of the van and took off like a Pitbull was chasing her or something. Meanwhile I'm yelling at Grant in my sternest voice "GET HER!!!" It was at about that time that Grant's teacher (who was standing in line with the entire rest of the pre-K class, looks at me through the passenger van window and says "is that your dog?" I nodded yes but stayed put in my seat. You see....I was only wearing a short little nightie and my slippers. That's IT. No way on EARTH could I get out of the car and chase down my dog exposing all my goodies to 50 four and five year olds and their teachers!!! Even if I could keep myself covered...the wind was blowing like crazy and I knew something would fly up or out eventually. So there I sat--in my seat--wishing I could melt away into the velvety fabric--while the elderly teacher is chasing MY dog around the schoolyard. Embarrasing doesn't even come close. Finally she caught her (Kinley) and brought her over to me in the van where I explained why I hadn't gotten out and chased after my OWN dog. The look on her face when she saw me there in my jammies at 12:30 pm dropping my son off for school felt like a slap on the hand. I'm sure to anyone--it looked like I had just woken up (even though I had been up since 6:30 am and had been super-dooper busy!)
As I drove away I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry. All I knew at that moment was--this is gonna make one heck of a blog story! ha ha ha

11 comments:

Tammy said...

That is HILARIOUS!!! I can only imagine how you felt. You're right - it was one heck of a blog story! And its refreshing to know that I'm not the only one who isn't pulled together all of the time ;)

Jodi said...

Sorry I missed that! :) The good news is that when I picked Logan up from school he was telling me that Grant's dog was there and kept going on and on about how adorable it is. At least now I know how they all ended up seeing Kinley!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Ha, that will teach you!

A definite case of "If anything can go wrong..."

Kim said...

Sounds like it was straight out of those Southwest commercials, "wanna get away..." at least you can laugh about it now!

Miss Got Wings said...

This is something that could only happen to you! lol Thanks for the laugh. But, more importantly, I'm happy Kinley is ok :)

amanda said...

HILARIOUS! :0) last year i had to take shaun to work. i had on a very low cut shirt/pj thingy from vs. i drove him to work. got down the road. noticed he forgot something in the van. i had to GET OUT and go to the door and thank GOD he answered it and i hid behind it. i learned my lesson as i'm sure did you!

Simmons Girlz said...

Did you not learn your lesson from the flat tire...whats it gonna take!!! That is so funny@@

Amos said...

Oh my gosh I cannot stop giggling. Every time I think about leaving the house unprepared it never fails, I would have to get out of the car. Maybe it's living in the country that just makes us a little more relaxed, LOL.

Christy said...

That was a great story. Sorry, at your expense but I am laughing.

Rene' Holcomb said...

That is hilarious! You are so funny! I can just imagine that happening--chase my dog or flash the kids-too funny-thanks for making me smile and laugh! see u tomorrow in class!----ps did u hear we might get a new class after spring break with Shelly! Rene'

KC said...

That's funny! Haven't you learned your lesson yet? (just kiddin').

After reading your stories about things like this happening, I NEVER leave the house without being "fully dressed". LOL!!!!