Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dedicated Mom or Lunatic?

It's a tough call.

Yesterday when I was picking Jack up from 'school' I put is art projects on the roof (you can see where this is going) while I got the boys in the car. Yup, I totally drove off without them. I was about a mile or two down the road when I see something pink floating in the air behind my car. I gasped.

I start saying "Oh no, Jack, I'm so sorry." I slam on the breaks and pull into some one's driveway. I flip the car around and pull over on the side of the road. It's a busy two-lane double line road. I'm pulled over on the shoulder when I jump out of the car. I wait for the cars and trucks to speed on by and I run out into the middle of the road to rescue Jack's little pink construction paper pig.


But there are still two piggy projects missing. So, I keep driving- back towards the school. I pull over again, but alas it's just a piece of trash. And again, but this time it's an old beer can. Finally I get back to the entrance to the school. Voila! Piggy #2 found in the driveway right at the entrance.

I get all the way back to my parking space and I run into Linsdey (who was picking up Cady). Piggy #3 was right there just feet from my parking space. She made fun of me for going on my crazy scavenger hunt. But then I got home and Jack's fluffy cotton ball sheep from the day before was found in the basement, eviscerated by the cat. So maybe it was good that I went a little nuts finding his projects from the day.

I wanted to have a tangible memory from Jack's 'school' experience but did I go too far? I don't think so, but I'm really weird about keeping art. Even if it's just finger painting or some scribbles on a paper. I don't keep everything, not by a long shot, but I try to keep a hand full of things so I'll be able to look back later and remember when Jack was just a tot.


emk said...

Day 1 crafts? In the trash. Haven't dealt with the PIGGIES from Day 2 since, you know, those are more important to me, but they'll probably go in the trash, too. I'm trying to turn over a new leaf on the hoarding front. I promise there will be PLENTY more crafts where those came from!!!

Lindsey said...

Ha ha! I didn't "make fun" as much as laughed my ass off and then offered to just give you Cady's crafts. Seriously, we could have just crossed off her name and written Jack's. Twenty years from now you'd never know the difference. ;)

Emily said...

You guys crack me up! I know, I'm a little crazy. And I kinda sound like a hoarder, right? Right?

Brenna said...

don't worry are the last person i would have pegged as a hoarder. no way! I'd just categorize it with OCD instead. ;)

Husband said...

Compared to me you are a paragon of spartan living. I think I wrote the entry in Merriam Webster's on pack ratry.

melaniet42 said...

That's hilarious! I'm not going to weigh in one way or the other, but I will say I cracked up picturing you driving around racing to find the lost piggie crafts!!