You know those mornings when you would do anything if you could just go back to bed? I had one of those yesterday…
The morning started of simple enough – shower, bed made, kids up and dressed and so on. But for some reason, about ten minutes before we were to head out the door, I convinced myself that Nathan’s basketball permission slip had to go in the mail right that minute.
So, I filled it out and cut the bottom off so I could have the top information. Everything was going fine until I started to fold the paper and realized that there was more to fill out on the back. No problem, I though, I would just tape the paper back together, fill out the rest and stick it in the mail.
When I pulled the tape out of the drawer… it was empty. The boys had used it all up on cardboard boxes and put the empty dispenser back in the drawer. With a grunt/growl, I shut the drawer – not quite as hard as I wanted to but a little harder than I probably should have. Well guess what?
My digital camera battery charger was in the way. So just how hard did I shut the drawer? Hard enough to split the charger in half. I am pretty sure I felt smoke coming out of my ears – and the kids were probably covering theirs.
At this point, I all but wadded up the two and a half pieces of the permission slip and shoved it into an envelope.
It was a local address, so it was probably received today. I am extremely grateful that I was not present when it arrived. My guess is that their first impression was that it was a prank. The check for the jersey was most likely the only thing that made it somewhat authentic. Of course with my luck, I probably forgot to sign it.
When I take Nathan to his first practice, I will have to arrive in some sort of disguise to avoid death by humiliation. I can just see them checking him in for the first time, opening his file, and pulling out his permission slip, all two and a half wrinkled pieces. Yep, a disguise will most definitely be necessary…