"Hi Dad... blabbity bla bla blah.... (20 minutes later...mid sentence..) OH SHIT!! I GOTTA LET YOU GO DAD!! I JUST REALIZED... I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AT XAV'S SCHOOL TWO HOURS AGO!! HE WAS GETTING STUDENT OF THE MONTH!! (click).
I called Butch IN A PANIC!! He had the same frenzied reaction.
I called the school in hopes of showing up in time for lunch - worried the kiddo was hysterical I didn't show. (He's a very schedule minded individual HE'LL KNOW I DIDN'T GO!!.. I had 20 min or so
I raced into the nearest store and ran in circles trying to find something for him. Stuffed monkey and candy. Good enough.
Raced to the school & made it in enough time for lunch.
I was by the office when his class came by.
"Mom why are you here?"
To have lunch with you
"Why?" (with his confused look)
Did I miss something this morning?
"Nope." (even more confused)
Did you get something earlier?
WE HAD A PEP ASSEMBLY!! :) (the kid behind him points out)
Did you get anything?
He shrugged his shoulders like it was NO BIG DEAL and the little imp gives me puts his finger up... "Mom - you forgot to do something. You KNNNOOOOOW" (as he mimes a camera with a silly look on his face)
I'm sorry (mommy on the verge of tears)
"It's ok :)" (honestly acting like it was NO. BIG. DEAL. Even though it was STUDENT OF THE QUARTER. Which his SS teacher that night had to repeatedly rub in is a VERY. BIG. DEAL.
I sat and had a fun little lunch and he and his monkey headed to the playground like it was just. another. day.