Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Bottoms Up

Because we were running a few minutes behind schedule this morning, I hurriedly helped Mary Mac dress for school. She was still half asleep as I pulled her chapel dress over her head, slipped socks on her feet and buckled her shoes. Her eyes didn't fully open until she sat down at the breakfast table.

Because the clock in my head was screaming, "TARDY, YOU'RE GONNA GET A TARDY!", I rushed my children through normal, school morning routines, out the door and made it to school just in time to escape the headmaster's evil eye. (I'm just kidding. The headmaster really doesn't give me the evil eye. He just happens to squint his eyes at me when I wheel into the carpool line because his contacts are giving him trouble.)

Later on, I picked up Mary Mac from school and inquired about the events of her day. With hands on her hips and an incredulous look on her face, she responded, "Mommy, I can't believe you did that to me!"

"What did I do to you?" I asked.

"Well, when I was using the restroom, I looked down and couldn't believe it. I thought 'I MUST BE DREAMING, I MUST BE ASLEEP' because when you dressed me this morning you left on my pajama bottoms! I couldn't even play on the monkey bars!"

After apologizing profusely I promised Mary Mac that the next time I would joyfully take the tardy and casually throw a bottle of saline solution at the headmaster as I passed him by.


Mom of Eleven said...

that is good stuff,

Meritt said...

CUTE!!!! They look like shorts - she could have played on the monkey bars! :)

karen said...

We did the same thing to Aaron last year. Actually I believe it was my husband who dressed him that morning. So there he was with his underwear, plus pajamas, and his khaki slacks. Aaron exhibits a little OCD,"the stars have to line up just right" behavior, so we heard all about it when we picked him up from school that afternoon. Don't we all have these kind of moments? You just have to laugh!

JMom said...

I almost did this on purpose a couple of mornings ago because none of K's monkey bar buddies were clean!