Thursday, May 25, 2006

Some days life

punches you in the guts and the moment you double over, you get kicked in the ass.

I've been trying for 2 days to get ahold of the lady I had asked to watch my son this summer. I kept getting a busy signal no matter what time of day it was. I finally got ahold of her when I left work. I needed to ask her to watch Nick tomorrow instead of Monday. Ya see, I have Monday off for the holiday, so I don't need a sitter. And today was the kid's last day of school. I still have to work tomorrow though.

Well turns out baby sitter lady has been thinking and has decided that she will be too busy this summer carting her own kids around to watch mine too. If she had been standing in front of me, I would have slapped her. I mean, come on!!! She knew I had no one else to ask to watch the kid and he is out of school now. But she waits until the last freakin minute to tell me.

So of course, I get on the phone to Mom and whine about this total bull shit. At first she tells me not to yell at her cause it isn't her fault. Then she goes into ubber momma mode and grabs the paper and tells me she will start makin calls and find someone. In a pinch, my mom is the best. I had to take the kid to a doctor's appointment so no time for me to be making calls.

About 10 minutes later, the transportation office at my son's school calls my cell phone. The guy on the other end tells me that no one was there when my son got home, so he has been at the diner across the street for the last hour or so. I'm thinking the bus driver took him over there and left. Once again, I call Mom and freak out. She was just as pissed as I was. I was only about 5 minutes from home and it would have taken 20 mins for anyone from school to get back over to the diner.

I had asked the chick next door to watch Nick cause they got off 2 hours early. Well, the bitch never stuck her nose out the door and he forgot she was gonna watch him. So he was standing there on the porch freaking out. A couple ladies that work at the diner where out having a smoke break and saw him crying. They came over and asked him what was wrong and then took him over to the diner to wait. They left a note on the door, but after an hour, they called Nick's school to let them know where he was. That is when I got the call about the whole mess. I'm still so pissed I wanna smack someone. Anyone.

When I got Nick home, I saw that the 2 lil guys from next door are outside playing with the hose. They are sprayin the cars and they have the lights on on one of the cars. The front door of the neighbor's place is closed and the blinds are drawn. These boys are about 4 yrs old. I was still too pissed to knock on the door and yell at her for not watchin for Nick after school. I went inside for a minute and when I came back out to check the mail, the one kid's clothes are laying in the driveway but the kids are no where to be seen. groan

Just as I was leaving the house to take the kid to see the doctor, Mom called and gave me a number to call. By this time I'm running late and I know if I stop to call the lady, we would be late. So, yet again I'm yappin on the phone while driving. I hate using the phone in the car but well today I couldn't stay off the damn thing. Turns out my mom found just about the nicest gal around and she was willing to discuss watching Nick. We talked for a few mins on the phone and then I met with her after we saw the doctor. She seems really nice and she has real reasonable rates. She gets reimbursed for the kids meals, so she can charge people less. So, long story short, she will be watchin Nick tomorrow. Please cross your fingers that she doesn't end up being another flake that I end up wanting to kill.

I never did make it to Mom's for our normal Thursday visit. It was damn near 7 o'clock when I pulled in to McDonald's to get the kid some fries for behaving. I cheated and got a double cheeseburger and fries too. Basically I spent 3 hours today driving around and yapping on the phone with short stops in between. Is it bed time yet??? Why, yes, yes it is. hehehe Well close enough that I don't feel guilty for wanting to crawl beneath the covers and hide.

Btw, I do believe the wave socks will be done some time tomorrow. GRIN

1 comment:

FaeryCrafty said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough time!