Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tea Time

I missed it. Maybe I should have called this post "The Worst Mom Ever"! At least that's how I feel. When I was putting the boys to bed tonight, one of them asked me how come I couldn't come for tea today. I got an invitation yesterday afternoon when I picked them up to attend a tea party at 8:30 this morning. Well, I couldn't take off work on such short notice. If I'd gotten the invitation earlier in the week I could have planned for it, so I partially blame the daycare. I told them I couldn't get off work. Of course the next question was "Why"? I explained as best I could that my boss wouldn't let me off work with such short notice. They told me everyone else's mom was there. I told them how sorry I was that I missed it. Twin A said "But we were going to serve you". Obviously this was a Mother's Day affair. I felt like THE WORST MOM EVER for missing it, but I've already been warned about how much time I take off from work (even though all of it has been when my children or I am sick), so I just couldn't call and say I was going to be late. I apologized over and over. I kept telling them how sorry I was I missed their tea party. Finally Twin B (not the one who's usually so compassionate) said "We were just joking, Mommy". God love him! And Twin A said "We'll serve you at our next feast". Tonight was the first time in a long time that I cried. It cut me to the bone that everyone else had their mom there. My poor kids were left to serve each other I guess. I'm going to talk to the teachers tomorrow and ask for a little more advance notice for the next such event. It won't make me feel any better about not being there today. I just cannot express how much it really hurts my heart. They were so innocent when they asked me why I wasn't there. I just couldn't explain adequately why I wasn't. I really, really wish I had been there. If only I could turn back time.

On a happier note, the other day we were driving home in the rain and Twin B told me that Cowboy Labor had shot a hole in the sky and that's why it was raining!

So what have your kids or other kids made you feel happy or sad about this week?

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL if I'm not back before Sunday!

4 comments:

spyscribbler said...

A smile did it for me today!

My job always keeps me from what's important, because I can't cancel an hour, not even if I'm sick. I'm a strict boss. Plus I don't get paid if I don't work. :-)

conley730 said...

The not getting paid part is a pretty strong motivator!

Alyse said...

We are moving this weekend.. tomorrow actually and tonight we went to my moms to relax after a long day of packing.. We watched that Surfs Up movie, with the penguins, and aryn loved it. Half way through she lifted her arms up for me to hold her and she layed right on top of me for the last half of the movie. That was so nice. She never cuddles.. so that for me was a miracle. She is such a sweetie when she wants to be. LOL
And btw I think your a great mom. Sounds like your kiddos understand.. and are looking forward to another chance to pamper mommy!

conley730 said...

My kids love that movie too. I hate you're moving on "your" weekend. Hopefully Aryn has something special in store for you. My guys cuddle with me less and less but they're still really loveable when they want to be. I'm going to see if my mom can let them "serve" me something at their house for Mother's Day. Good luck moving and Happy Mother's Day!