Ok, I am being overly dramatic, but I honestly FEEL like the worst mom right now. Earlier this morning, as I sat in the waiting room at my doctor’s office, I heard my cell phone ringing and saw my son’s school flashing on the screen. My first thought was, “Crap he is sick again!” But no, I soon heard his teacher say, “Don’t worry, Landon is fine!” Phew, but why was she calling me?
His teacher went on to explain they were just in the classroom setting up snack time, and she realized she didn’t see a lunch box for Landon. Crap…I forgot to bring his lunch, are you kidding me?! I was instantly infuriated and embarrassed, and I could feel the guilt creeping up! I was infuriated because yesterday I made an extra trip in crazy Art Basel traffic (the world’s largest art show happens to take place one block from my condo), to go to Whole Foods to ensure my picky little eater had his favorite lunch foods. Infuriated because instead of playing with my son that morning, I was in the kitchen cooking his lunch, labeling his snacks and getting his milk ready. Embarrassed because his teacher doesn’t know all that, all she knows is I am the forgetful mom who sent her kid to school without a lunch!
If your doctor is anything like mine, scheduling appointments is not easy, and I drove 45 minutes to see him. Besides, I knew there was no way I could leave the appointment, go home and make it to his school in time for lunch. Thankfully, the school offers a hot lunch program, and his teacher assured me he could have that for lunch. I know my son is perfectly fine, and hopefully he ate whatever they were serving, but it is a few hours later and I’m still feeling guilty! As I sat down to write my post for the week, this was the only thing circling my mind. Moms, please make me feel better and tell me you have done this before!