Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I forgot…

I had a very busy day the other day, went to school to do some PTA stuff picked up my daughter and headed home... I'd been home a wee while and said to DS1 where is DS2, his reply I don't know. Hmm so I called out to him a few times to no avail, so I txt DH to see if he knew where he was... his reply 'didn't he go with you?' And then it clicked, oh my I had indeed taken him to town with me and he had walked to the library from school. I couldn’t believe I had forgotten my own child… So I jumped in the car and whizzed back into town to pick him up, by this stage I am an hour later than the arranged pick time.

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When I finally found him he was sitting in a corner quietly engrossed in a book and hadn’t even realised I was sooo late! Totally nonplussed;o) It gave us all quite a chuckle though! I don’t think I will live this one down in a hurry;o)

But here’s the thing I honestly just didn’t remember, I am not sure what to blame my memory lapse on, I did have a lot on that day, it was wet and cold and I just wanted to get back home or maybe it’s because I’m just another year older… tomorrow!

I share the day with my Mum, I was born on her birthday :O) So tomorrow I plan to head up to New Plymouth alone (yay no kids to worry about… forgetting, Lol) and we will go out for tea together to celebrate!

I have been so busy this week I haven’t done any stitching and things aren’t looking much better for the very near future… we now have 4 calves and counting! I am hoping to sneak in a couple more finishes before things get too busy on the farm, but if things get quiet around here you’ll know I’m not too far away…

Happy stitching…

Michelle

5 comments:

camp and cottage living said...

OMG-You really must have had a lot on your mind yesterday. It can happen. So glad he was in a safe place and all is well!!
I think I would love that new quilt book you've ordered. YOU'LL HAVE TO SHARE A FEW PHOTOS WHEN IT ARRIVES.
I have a flower garden quilt I started 30 yrs. ago. I'll have to get your opinion on how to continue on it!!
Happy Birthday to you and your Mom!! Have a great day together!

Farm Girl said...

Happy birthday to you Michelle, and to your Mum as well!
Forgetting your son is really quite funny, now that I know it all ended well! I have fallen asleep once and missed collecting the girls from the bus stop. They were still waiting about 1/2 an hour later. lol
Hope you have a fabulous day!

Tonya said...

Happy Birthday to both of you.

My dad forgot me once. It was a snowstorm and he left me after school for 3 hours. I was in a dress and freezing, huddled under a door frame. I am not sure I'll ever forget. :)

Michelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE!!!!!!!!! I am sitting here laughing that you forgot your son!! Hope you have a great day and enjoy your birthday tea!
Michelle

Lara said...

Happy birthday for tomorrow! Hope you have the loveliest day :)

I totally know what it feels like to have a complete lapse in memory. It's happened many a time (although I haven't left the kids behind yet...) - I often find myself arriving somewhere and having no idea how I got there... did I run a red light? Forget to indicate? etc... I think they call it auto pilot. The symptom of being a busy parent who uses auto pilot to cope when their is too many things on the brain.