So, after reminding the kids to get their mitt, bat, cup, water bottle, hockey stick, etc. 50,000 times, we all piled into the van and headed to Clay's practice. I dropped off Clay and Austin and pulled away to cruise to Savannah's softball meeting. As we drove down the street, I thought, Hmmm, I don't remember seeing Clay holding his baseball bag. I turned around and went back. Sure enough, Clay and Austin were standing there, looking a little lost. They grabbed the equipment, but couldn't get the water bottle or Austin's cell phone because they'd forgotten them at home. Not enough time for me to grab it. Gotta get to meeting. Away we went.
Walked into meeting, explained that Savannah would be out for the season even though the season hasn't even begun. Sped home, grabbed Austin's phone, Clay's water bottle, and Jackson's water bottle. Dropped Austin's phone off at the field where Clay was playing. Forgot to give him the water. Headed across town to Jackson's hockey practice. Realized I forgot to Febreeze his pads. Gagged a few times. Sat down to watch. 3 1/2 minutes later, Austin texted that Clay was done. Dragged everyone out to the car so we could drive back across town to get Clay and Austin. Brooklyn trudged out to the car carrying an armful of pinecones she'd collected.
"Mom, can I bring these home?"
I eyed the pinecones. "Why? So you can drop them on the floor of my car where they'll stay for the next 2 months while everyone steps on them and crushes them into the floor?"
"Sigh OK, bring them along. Just get in the car so we can get your brothers."
The entire way across town, Brooklyn held her pinecones up while shouting, "Coffee! Tea! Lemonade! Dr. Soda (I think this is a relative of Dr. Pepper) Chocolate Milk!" She offered me a pinecone. "Here Mama! Don't you want some coffee?"
"Sure, Brooklyn", I said as I stopped at a light and reached back for my
This game went on the entire way home. I think I consumed 15 cups of coffee. I'll never sleep tonight! (I'll also never get all the sap off my hands!)
Leave it to the little ones to lighten an otherwise stressful evening. :)