Monday, March 16, 2009

A Day In The Life Of A Scatterbrain

Last week, several events came together in one great and public display of my own scatterbrain-ed-ness.

Not bothering to check Mr.Z when we left the house for pre-school, I did not realize that he was wearing his 'favorite floods' (black sweat pants that are too short). Not only are they too short, he likes to roll them up at the waist band, taking a few more inches off the bottom.

Not realizing that I did not have his backpack in my car - he happily took a plastic Target sack (which I found in the back seat) instead.

And within the Target sack was his show-and-tell.

About show-and-tell:

Life was much easier when I was in Elementary school and every friday was show-and -tell day. Now, the kids are assigned different days through out the year. Being a scatterbrain - I can not remember these days.

Usually Mr.Z remembers that he has show-and-tell whilst on the way to school. Consequently, we have found ourselves rummaging through the car for some very 'special', show-and- tell items.

So far he has taken:

*A 'really cool' rock that he found at the park - incidentally, I could not tell what was so cool about it.

*A box of his favorite Girl Scout Cookies (that Mrs.A had sold to someone else which I had to replace for them).

*A drawing that he had made on a program from church (who knows how long that had been under the seat).

And most recently -------- a bottle of Hand Sanitizer.

Now, the Girls Scout cookies were fun - but Mr.Z (who is a little OCD about germs) was way more excited about taking the sanitizer to school.

And so I walked my skipping pre-schooler into the building. He had about 3 inches of ankle exposed - due to the 'favorite floods' - and his Target bag was swinging in sync with his skip, thanks to the weight of the hand sanitizer within.

And there you have a glimpse into one day in the life of a scatterbrain.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Today I am Sick....

I did not sleep well last night and have spent the whole day on the sofa under a blanket....

...feeling grateful for the Laptop that the Hub gave me for my Birthday.

My youngest and I are watching cartoons - Tom and Jerry - and he is eating lunch....

...a box of Froot Loops.

He is loving just sitting with me and talking about how he likes Jerry more than Tom - because after all, Jerry is much funnier than Tom.

He just made me a little pile of my very own Froot Loops for me to eat 'when I feel better'.

Who knew being sick would be so much fun.

I get so busy sometimes that I forget that watching a silly cartoon with my little one can be a very rewarding experience.

I am closing my lapatop now - the next episode is about to start.