HANGING UP MY CHAUFFEUR’S CAP

If I were to hold a position in the President’s Cabinet it would be Head of the Department of Transportation.  This weekend the Mommy Shuttle was going so much that I felt like I needed a football coach’s white board, with all the X’s and O’s, to show where everyone was going. 

Starting with Friday it went something like this.  Meet kids at West, lead Maggie to doctor’s appt., drop her off, take Hannah to Gordman’s to look at Homecoming dresses, take Mitch to get flowers for his girlfriend for their one year anniversary.  Back to get Hannah, back to lead Maggie partway home, pick up Don.  Maggie’s friend, Alexis, comes over, scarf down dinner, head to West’s football game.  Mitch leaves football game with Courtney and her mom, so we lose Mitch, but pick up Emma, Maggie’s friend.  If you’re following, that’s down one Schiller, up two friends.  Home from game, Mitch arrives home, Hannah leaves with Courtney and her mom to spend the night there.  Even swap for Schillers.  Bed.

Saturday, wake up, make Bee Sting Buns for girls, shower.  Pick up Courtney and Hannah at 11ish, take shopping (still looking for that elusive dress), hang at Starbuck’s while girls shop.  Take Courtney and Hannah back home about 1:15, and found we have picked up the neighbor boy, Walker.  Eat frozen pizza, Emma gets picked up, Alexis and Maggie to LeRoy for fall festival at 2:00 where a band they want to see is playing.  Grab food for Don while in LeRoy to take to the winery where he is going with the neighbors and hang at Mickie D’s for a bit, waiting for girls.  Pick up Maggie and Alexis at 4:00, take home.  Pick up Mitch, Ryan, Hannah, and Courtney and take to the mall to, you guessed it, shop for Homecoming dress.  Hang in food court while they  shop.  Take that group home, pick up Maggie and Alexis at 6:30, take to party in Heyworth.  Hang until 10 in Casey’s parking lot with window rolled down while I’m reading my manuscript out loud, pretty sure police were notified.  Pick up Maggie, come home, tumble into bed.

Maybe next weekend everyone will want to just stay home.  Oh wait, next weekend we’re going to St. Louis for my sister and brother-in-law’s 25th wedding anniversary party.  Hmmm…maybe late September….

Ever get a headache trying to figure out the logistics of getting your family where they need/want=need to go?  Ever schedule things so tight that if one thing spills over into the next the whole day’s thrown off-kilter?

Bottom line is, everybody got to do some of what they wanted, maybe not all, but some, and we all got safely home.  In my book, that’s a win.

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About M.J. Schiller

I am a mother of four/writer/lunch lady. I set my blog up when my son looked at my Facebook wall and said, "Mom, you don't status, you blog!" Let's put it this way, I'm one of the only people that constantly comments on my own statuses!
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