Thursday, October 28, 2010

All new low

This is day three of my solo parenting gig, and I’m mostly holding it together. Mostly.

But this morning I hit an all new parenting low: I sent Elizabeth to preschool without shoes.

I searched the house and the car high and low and couldn’t find the either of the pairs that fit her, and I had to drop the kids off on time because I had a work meeting to get to, so I put socks on her and called it good enough. When I explained to her teacher, she just shook her head and laughed. It’s a good thing she’s known me forever, otherwise she might call the authorities.

I’m offering a bounty to the big girls for finding the shoes. That usually motivates them to look.


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Becky said...

Well at least she had underwear on. She DID have underwear on right?!?

Ann in NJ said...

I'm trying to decide if that's better or worse than resorting to rain/snow boots. And at least you didn't FORGET the shoes - that was my initial reaction. :)

jennyp said...

Thank you for the smile. (I spent the evening with 300 middle schoolers - so I needed it!) I'm so glad I'm not the only one who spends inordinate amounts of time looking for children's shoes!

Baino said...

Haha! I forgot to pick my kid up on his first day of school so you're way behind the 8 ball!

Alexandra said...


I'm loving the blog fodder that's coming out of these solo parenting days.