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Mom Fail Friday: The One Where I Don’t Do Mornings

School Bus

Let me just begin by telling you that I strive to be incredibly organized. I enjoy always knowing where to find the car keys, where the remote is and also who is picking up my daughter from dance class. Except, I don’t always know those things.

I strive to be organized; I’m just not. I rely heavily on those around me to help me with the things I don’t do well. (I’m still looking for the person that can help organize my stuff.) I also strive to be prompt, you know, timely when I am expected to be somewhere.

This mom fail starts with a moving truck. We had to move in order to accommodate the pirate as he completed a long health struggle. We moved him in with us, into the bigger home we now share. In this relocation, we moved across the street from the school district the princess attends, (now in second grade). In order to keep her in the school it became necessary for me to drive her to school everyday, as the bus cannot pick her up outside of the school district.

One day I get a letter from the princess’s school. Not a worry as I open the letter. She is a phenomenal student. She does well in all of her classes, the teacher gives her consistent praise. I am assuming I just got another newsletter or announcement of some kind. Yet, I was mistaken. I have just received a letter outlining the attendance policy of the school. It turns out the children are supposed to be there at the same time every day.

When you get 11 tardies, they send out the warning notification. I am a delinquent parent. And, it is my fault. It is not like the princess isn’t ready to go on time. It is me and my inability to properly plan and organize. Despite how often I tell her how important her education is to me, I simply can’t get her to school on time.

Now, you may think that this little warning would be enough to get me motivated. But, not so much. Since the letter arrived, I have gotten two more tardies.

Maybe someone else on the internets has a morning routine that will work for me.

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My name is Mom. I live in Fairy Tale Land with a Pirate, a Fairy and the Princess. My job duties include: head cook, Chief Executive of Laundry Operations, Vacuum Maintenance Engineer, Chief of Picking up Random objects and Primary Sherpa. I spend a great deal of time carrying sparkly, sequined, glitter covered tutus and miscellaneous dance shoes for the Princess. I long for moments of quiet and a mani/pedi. Trying to strike a balance between being a grown up and being a good mom. FairyTaleMom tagged this post with: Read 52 articles by

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  1. miscmom says:

    Ditto. Even when we had a big, yellow school bus to pick her up, she missed it about 50% of the time. Bonus – 15 extra minutes to get ready! Still couldn’t get her to school on time.

  2. […] week, MFJ detailed her tardiness problem in a Mom Fail I could have easily written myself. Mornings are a mess—evenings are a chaotic […]

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