Um, heh-LO! Did SOMEONE post a pay-it-forward contest and then just wander off and not choose a winner? Swistle, I am looking in your direction.
The winner is Erin of MO Mommy, which is practically COSMIC TIMING because she is feeling a little GRIM lately and has been inadvertently shoplifting and so forth, and so this seems like the time for a hot brownie injection. Except they will not be hot, they will be cold and beginning to get stale on the edges. And they will be surrounded by random Target finds, including a few cutie things I bought yesterday from the school supply clearance section, which does not sound very exciting I grant you but they're VERY CUTE THINGS and I bought them for myself as well because they were so cute.
Also: I am getting a NIECE. No, not for the pay-it-forward package! I mean, that's what the answer the pay-it-forward question ended up being. I guess now I will have to learn how to spell the word "niece" once and for all.
Okay! Now that I've handled that little matter, I need to have a big hand-wring: it's Rob's first day of clarinet lessons at school, and he doesn't know where he's supposed to go for the lesson (it's first thing in the day, before he goes to his classroom), and although the music teacher is expecting that some children will not yet have their instruments, she said they should come with their music books. Which we remembered at breakfast time, and yet managed to send him on the bus without.
I am trying to suppress my empathetic panic, imagining him getting off the bus already worried about finding where he's supposed to go, and then realizing he forgot the music book. And that's if he remembers to worry about finding where he's supposed to go: I was already half-panicked about him forgetting to go to the lesson instead of to class. Really, I am not sure this system is set up well for my mental health. What I need is a little tiny remote control I can use to steer him.
Life-improving products, part 4 - (Continued from part 1, part 2, and part 3.) Stearns Youth Life Vest (photo from Amazon.com). I’d been too scared to take the kids to any body of water oth...