Wednesday, November 24, 2010

To Make You Laugh

This morning went just like every other morning. My daughter and I both got up and got ready - she for school, me for work.

It was cold this morning and I made sure she wore her heavy coat, and I grabbed my gloves. Autumn has definitely come to Nebraska. We trudged to the car, neither of us very happy about having to leave our cozy apartment.

At the school, I dropped her off, wished her a good day as I always do, then started driving away. A lady in a jeep flagged me and I rolled down my window.

"You know they don't have school today, right?"

"What?!? No, I didn't!"

So I drove back to the school. My daughter was still in sight and I honked the horn, then got out of the car and beckoned her over.

"You don't have school today!" I called.

She started grinning and ran over to me. Once in the car, she said, "I looked in the window and didn't see any backpacks hanging on the hooks. The school looked haunted!"

Oh me, oh my. Thank you, Lord, for sending a good samaritan! If that lady hadn't stopped me, my poor child would have been at the school all by herself and I don't know what she would have done!

In my defense:

1) Yes, I checked the calendar to make sure she had school today. I obviously looked at it wrong.

2) I don't drop her off directly in front of the school, but in a little cul-de-sac behind the school. Thus, I avoid the barrage of cars that congregate every morning in front of the school. But this morning, my drop-off spot didn't show me that there were NO cars in the parking lot!

Thankfully, my daughter has a great sense of humor and she wasn't upset with me at all.

One thing she said on the way home, though, made me laugh out loud:

"I have to write about this, Mom!"

Like mother, like daughter!


  1. So glad that girl helped you so you could get your girl! =D Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. The Lord was looking out for you extra specially today! Blessings!

  3. Thank goodness for that lady! I've had things like that happen too. It's called being a mom!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Funny story...with blessings attached! Wonderful!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Oh my goodness, that's one for the ages! Hilarious and kind of heart-stoppng at the same time. Oh the life of a mom!

  6. I can't believe that your daughter did not know. When I was at school I spent my life trying not to be....

    As for Calendar malfunction it can happen to anyone, at any time

  7. You must have had such a fright, but what a relief that you found your good samaritan.

    Your daughter looks like she's going to be taking after you with her writing it seems. How wonderful.


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