I don’t know about you, but May always seems like one of the busiest months of the year. As the school year winds down, I feel bombarded by last minute field trips, testing, forms to sign, graduations, weddings, everything seems to hit at once. Since it feels like I have hit the home stretch, I relax my calendar and organizational skills a bit. Invariably, I miss something. Some small detail, like $1.50 for ice cream day at preschool or a packed lunch for a field trip.
Last week for teacher appreciation week at preschool, we were supposed to bring in a flower for the teachers. I, of course, forgot, but was thrilled we were getting to preschool early. As soon as we walked in, I realized my mistake. So I turned around with three kids, got back in the van, buckled everyone up and headed to Harris Teeter to pick up something to give the teachers.
Harris Teeter’s floral section was still cleaned out from Mother’s Day, but before total panic set in, I did manage to find a few mini carnations that would work nicely. We got back in the van, buckled back into car seats and headed back to preschool to try it again. By this time we were about 10 minutes late, but my son was able to happily give his teachers some flowers.
I suppose it was not the most devastating thing that could happen, but these little forgetful moments make me feel like I am loosing my mind some days. How do you manage to juggle all the cares and many miscellaneous responsibilities as a Mom? What are your organizational secrets?