Sorry so late with the blog. I spent the first half of the day with no internet. Now I completely know how the pioneers felt.
Anywho, my brain no longer works right, so Sam has to remind me about things like appointments and parties and stuff. Last Friday, Sam's all, "Kid C's first school ski day is today!"
And I'm all, "What?!"
Sam: "Yeah, he needs gear. GEAR! Lots of gear that starts with the letter 'G' like Goggles and Gloves, and a Gator! And he has to be to this other school parking lot [not our own school, but another school] because if he's not there on time the bus will leave without him!"
So I ran around to a bunch of different places and bought the first goggles they showed me because I didn't have time to price-shop.
I picked Kid C up from school, ran home and changed him. It was like a fire drill at the local station. I'm all, "Strip! STRIP!! Now put these on. No! On your head! Does it look like Goggles go on your feet?!"
two long sleeve t-shirts, check.
Ski Jacket, check. Gloves, check. Gator, check. Goggles, check. Hat, check.
Kid C was very nervous. He asked if there would be bullies on the bus. He insisted on wearing every article of ski gear, even though he still had a long bus ride, and even though it was like 65 degrees outside.
But he didn't want to stand out because he wasn't sure how to put his gloves and goggles and stuff on.
So, I race him to the other school, and we wait.
That was how he looked as the final bell rang, and the entire school came out, filing past him and giving him strange looks. You can see the boy behind him is in simply a t-shirt and jeans, and here's kid C wearing every article of ski gear possible.
And we wait.
I call Sam. "Are you sure we're at the right school?"
"Yes, I'm sure! I've never been surer about anything in my life!"
me: "Are you sure it's today?"
Sam: "Yes! I'm even more sure that it's today than I am that you're at the right school!"
No other skiers show up. But plenty of carpool moms drove by the poor snow boy, looking at me like I'm crazy because it's sunny and warm.
Then my phone rings. It's Sam. "Um... looking at the fine print here... and it seems... the ski program starts next week.
|Who wants to break the news to Shaun White here?|
So I'm all, "Hey Kid C. Congratulations! You passed the test. I just wanted to make sure it was possible to make it here on time, with you in your complete ski gear. And look! You did it!"
He gave me a look. (I could only see so much of it through his goggles). Then he turned around, slumped his shoulders and clomped his way back to the car.
This is my life lately. What about you?