Well, I said that last week was busier than normal, but that doesn't mean the fun has ended. This morning was Meego's end-of-year ceremony for 6th grade. Any excuse for a party, right?
It started early, so I told Meego I would be a bit late because of the crossing guard biz, but I'd be there and find him. Luckily, before I left, I remembered that we still had that borrowed baritone at the house. I grabbed it.
Since I was late, all the good parking spots were taken. I think the spot I found was just barely close enough to still be in the same zip code as the school. That's fine. It was a nice sunny morning. Or... it would've been nice if I wasn't schlepping a baritone.
After toting the thing across the expansive parking lot and into the building, I made my way to the "drop-off" window. I was already late for the ceremony and was hoping I could just drop the behemoth baritone off.
"I've got a baritone that needs to go back to the bandroom. Should I leave it with you or TAKE IT TO THE BANDROOM?", I asked the friendly drop-off person, hoping she didn't hear that last part.
"Oh... well, you can just take it on down there", she said smilingly, obviously glad that I was offering to do her job.
"Uhm.. okay, there's not a class in there... or... anything?", graspingly.
"Nope, it's a passing period now, so you can just take it on down", bigger smilingly.
Okay fine, I hefted the baritone again. And she was right, it was a passing period. A passing period for the 8th graders.
So there I was, swimming upstream in a river of 8th graders deep in the throes of last-week-of-school. I don't care to do that again.
I eventually made it to the bandroom, arms a-burning, whiney foot whining. Of course, all the while, the clock was ticking and I was seeing my "Mom of the Year" nomination slipping away yet again as Meego's ceremony was happening elsewhere in the building.
But I salvaged it. I made a couple quick phone calls to some close friends of mine and arranged for a special visit. *ahem* It's 6th grade after all!
(I love how my neighbor dogs give 'em hell at the end)