Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Needed: Brain

One day earlier this year, when I stumbled late out of bed,
I realized that they were all ready for school.

They had eaten and brushed and tied things without me.
I was no longer needed!

So I began to sleep in until the blissful hour of 7:30am.
I have grown quite wonderfully lazy.

But this morning, when I jammed my feet into boots
and staggered out the front door at 7:35,
fumbling for my keys and blinking my way down the driveway
in the early morning darkness,
slowing my car to match the speed of my pre-coffee brain,

I arrived at the high school, the first drop-off point,
where I was supposed to let two of them out of the car.

And only one got out.

I checked the back seat and scowled.

There were two imps grinning at me and pointing at the empty spot
where number 3 should have been.

They live for this stuff.



Brian Miller said...


i need my coffee, now.

Beth said...

Hahaha! I love that they didn't tell you.

TechnoBabe said...

Five minutes too long. You needed to get up and going five minutes earlier so you could have some coffee before trying to drive. This is kinda funny, did you laugh?? Cheers, I am saluting you with my cup of coffee. I like your stories.

bk said...

you posted about this?! I thought "number 3" was supposed to not be there! i thought she was not ready yet but we had to leave so you were going to come back and get her!


check my blog please! i just posted.

Heidi Lee said...


Picturing it all.

KEK said...

oops :) sorry mom :)


mrc-w said...

Hahaha, so funny! Lucky "number 3" got a few extra minutes at home :)

Jingle said...

u have me laughing,
it takes a genius to make people happy and grin like a child!

incredible post!

Wilde said...

Soo funny! Thanks for the "smiley report" :o)

♥ Braja said...

Oh, I love that :))

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