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Does Anyone Else Have Mornings Like This?

Jun 1, 2012 - 11:25 AM
Does Anyone Else Have Mornings Like This?

At 8:50 a.m., the phone rang. The caller ID indicated it was a call from the elementary school. Several thoughts ran through my head. Had one of my kids had forgotten something, or could one of them be in trouble. . . already? Either way, this could not be good news. I picked up the phone.

"Hello?" said the caller. It was my 11-year-old daughter.

"Hi," I said, trying to sound somewhat comforting but primarily businesslike.

"Who is this?" she asked.

My eyes rolled heavenward. Seriously?

"It's Mommy," I said.

She was calling to inform me that her brother had worn her new, fuzzy flip-flip slippers to school. It was an outrage.

It was also, I thought, a bit bizarre. I sighed, and told her to tell him that I'd bring his sneakers to the office.

Five minutes later, I entered the school. Apparently his sister had confiscated the flip-flops, because my son was sitting on a bench, swinging his bare feet back and forth.

He couldn't repress his grin. "They're so soft!" he said. "I couldn't resist."

Do other people have mornings like this?

Jun 9, 2012 06:46 am
 Posted by  WideOpenSpaces

Who doesn't!

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“Minivan Diaries” will chronicle the adventures and misadventures of raising a family in the Bethesda area, as well as provide hot parenting tips such as how to survive your child’s birthday party and how to transcend summer carpool planning.

Maura Mahoney is a writer and editor who lives in Chevy Chase with her husband, three kids, and a mountain of laundry. Maura has worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years, including stints at Reader’s Digest, Mother Jones, and CQ Weekly Report. She has been writing for the past two years on parenting topics for ExaminerDC and Chevy Chase Patch.

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