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08:09 am: THAT was NO FUN (there are CAPITAL LETTERS involved)
Get a call from Teddy's school yesterday. He went to the nurse with a belly ache and is running a temperature. Could we please pick him up?

Of course we can! I'll just call my husband, who has the car. We'll be there soon.

Peter is working. He has his cellphone. The cellphone is turned on. The cellphone is in his fanny pack, which is not on his person. And he doesn't check his messages.

A cab would take at least 15 minutes to get here (and according to Yelp, the company is not at all trustworthy). Walking takes 20 minutes. I could bike! Peter's bike tires are flat (I don't have a bike). Shit fuck crap-o-rama.

I walk, calling Peter's mobile every few minutes (never getting an answer). I call Dad while I'm en route because I don't have the school number with me and they need to know I'm going to be more than a couple of minutes. (THANKS DAD! SORRY I WAS CRABBY ON THE PHONE!)

I get to school. Teddy's feeling better, says he'll be fine walking home, especially when I point out we can stop as often as we need to and it'll be faster than waiting for a [still untrustworthy] cab, so he can play Nintendo sooner.

I leave several messages on Peter's phone so he'll know where we are (hoping that he can come get us). No answer no answer no answer NO ANSWER.

He gets home after we do, having finally checked his phone for messages when he's in the car line to pick Teddy up after school.

...and I have to COACH HIM to apologize. Because apparently it's not obvious that when your behavior causes your sick son to walk a mile in the heat (and your sick wife to walk two) you should SAY "I'M SORRY."


In any case, Teddy's feeling better. Montessori allowed him to come to school today, though public school won't. He might be able to play T-ball tonight. He should be able to keep our date for Kung Fu Panda 2 tomorrow. I still feel like caca poo, but I hope it's just allergies hitting me hard.

And it's a three-day weekend! w00t!

Current Location: Longmeadow
Current Mood: sicksick


Date:May 27th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
People who don't check cell-phones are mighty maddening. Funny, though, your father's quite sympathetic. I wonder why?

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Date:May 27th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)

gee, I wonder

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