On days when I work late I make tea in the morning so it's already as soon as we get home. Today I made a sweet and sour coleslaw, a potato gratin and prepped some pork for ginger pork. The rice cooker was set and it all looked A-OK for a fabulously smooth evening.
Of course that kind of pride comes before a fall.
Finished work and went to the afterschool centre to pick up the girls.
They were both drawing and barely looked up at me.
So we faffed around for 10 minutes or so while they just finished this picture and just coloured in this bit and just said goodbye to that friend and just whatever else you suddenly and urgently need to do when your mum comes to pick you up and you didn't think of at all in the 3 hours prior to that....
Finally left the centre and drove home.
K had beat us home and as soon as Amy saw his car in the rive she lost the use of her legs and decided to sit in the car and wait to be carried in. This is something that doesn't work on me.
You're staying in the car? You better get the blanket out of the back, it's gonna get awfully cold awfully quickly. I'll be inside eating tea if you change your mind.
K on the other hand is a sucker for a babytalk 'carry me please Daddyyyyyyyy' and always goes out and gets them.
So Meg and I hauled all our bags inside and I turned the frypan on for the pork and K went out to rescue our princess.
They came back in singing and K asked for the phone number for the afterschool centre.
Amy left her school bag there.
Really? I'm sure she had it when we left.
Oh well. So K called the centre (which was now closed) and caught the head of the cenytre who said she would have a look around.
K and Amy drove back to the centre and I turned the frypan off and found out that Meg had not finished her homework?
Well, I was doing my homework and K-chan asked me to come play and well.....
So Meg started her homework.
K called from the centre.
Amy's bag isn't here.
Well, it didn't disappear... did you check the car and the car park down there?
(This is the kid who lost a single shoe- twice- this year...)
Yes. It's not anywhere.
Oh well, come home, there's nothing else to do and it's getting really late.
So they came home.
And walked in the door with Amy's bag.
Where was it?
In the front yard.
That means both Amy and K had walked right past the bag and not seen it three freaking times.
Seriously, this family drives me crazy sometimes.
So, back to preparing tea.
Oh, by the way mummy, I haven't finished my homework....
How much did you do Amy?
Ummmm, well, I did the maths and then K-chan came over and asked me to play......
So glad I got dinner organised early hey?
By the time we finished dinner and got all that homework done and baths it was 9:00 before everyone was in bed asleep.
Considering 7:30 is the normal bedtime around here that is pretty hopeless.
And I am sooooo looking forward to tomorrow morning when I'll have two overtired and grumpy kids.