There are some weeks when your refrigerator is filled with Chef’s Plate, and the pre-made meals from the City Market, but at least the kids are getting fed. There are some weeks when you get dinner on the table, find the balance, and get everything right – there are weeks when you pack the bag for swimming lessons, don’t rely on Quiznos being delivered for lunch and where your kid doesn’t think you’re a hot mess.
This is not one of those weeks.
Hot Mess Parenting: School Swimming Lessons
Getting outside, check.
Remembering that your kids school swimming lessons start on Monday, not-check.
Just as the lessons were ending I received a message from one of Olivia’s friends Moms, asking if she could have a play date on Thursday. Thinking nothing of it, that she was with Olivia now, I assumed she was volunteering at the school. She was, but because it was swimming week and Olivia was in the midst of swimming lessons.
It was swimming lessons week and I forgot to pack Olivia’s swimsuit for the first lesson. The worse part of forgetting the kids swimming lessons, is the fact that Olivia acknowledged I forgot, and added on that she had no clean swimwear to wear to swimming lessons.
Hilarious lies, that kind of make me cringe and laugh at the same time, all while wondering why she didn’t call home and ask me to bring her one of the four swimsuits in her closet.
Upside? I’ve registered Violet for Kindergarten, so I’m going to go ahead and say one cancels out the other, and I’m chock where I was yesterday.
Also: someone remind me that I have an appointment to get my hair cut tomorrow – please and thank you?
Hot Mess Parenting: Home Reading
Olivia’s maxed out the home reading books in the class, at level P, so she’s able to start reading her own books for home reading. Home Reading isn’t something that we’ve been diligent with. She reads daily sure, but I can count on one hand the amount of times that I’ve filled out of the home reading sheet.
Jamie let me know this information and I quickly remarked at how even better she would be if we actually did the structured home reading, and didn’t rely on her reading before bedtime, and reading to Violet.
Next week, we’ll aim for less hot mess parenting. In fact, I’ll put the swimming stuff in her backpack tonight, just to be sure.