I did something today that I have never done before. I forgot to pick my 5 year old daughter up from school. Now, I got there and was only five minutes late (and I wasn't the last mom for pick up either!). But still, this was something that I have never done. I try to be early and to stay on schedule. This week our entire week has been off. We were away all weekend, so I have been playing catch up around the house (I'm not complaining! That is just how it is!). It is also the last week of Pre-School for my three little ones and we have be operating on an alternate schedule. Normally I pick my daughter up at 12pm everyday, except for Wednesday's, then it is 1pm. This week was different and it has thrown me off!
Monday after school my 5 year old had a play date, and I picked her up at 2:30pm. Tuesday after school my daughter had lunch bunch after school and I picked her up at 1pm. Today I should have also picked her up at 1pm, but lost track of the time! Somewhere in my head, I remember saying to myself, she had lunch bunch yesterday, so today is Thursday at I pick her up at 12pm. But I still lost an hour! This morning was a little busier than normal with the twins. Quick trip to Wegman's and the pharmacy, then was trying to get some stuff done around the house. All of this with a sick twin who needs a little more attention than normal. This took up most of my morning! I just happened to look up at the clock and it read 12:53pm and I panicked! I was at school by 1:05pm and my daughter was very happy that she had a few extra minutes to swing! My daughter was safe. She was at school with her teachers.
With the warmer weather upon us, please take a minute to check out Safe Kids. Not all kids are lucky. There are way to many children who are forgotten in cars or near water. This is a great organization that has wonderful tips and articles on their website all about keeping kids safe. www.safekids.org They even have a link for a iPhone baby app reminder!
Have a safe evening!