1.05.2009

Trae is getting to big for his britches....

He told me to "move" today and said "don't!" when I checked to see if he had poop. He also got into my Nair and shattered a glass in our tile shower.

Pictures with narration by Amber

I was losing anyway.
Brooka brew didn't want her picture taken, so her Dad harassed her with the camera all day.
The whole lot of em' on top of the "mountain"

We went on a hike through the snow.(I had tennis shoes and no socks on....who needs em' in 2 feet of snow?)

My Dad's hair...and he is totally about his hair.
Sat still for 7 seconds again.

Best friends (for now, anyway)

We were happy to oblige her....Archer just mostly chewed on her.

Cute little men.

Daddy's Little Monster.
We played many games of darts, fooseball,(the only one I managed to beat was Roy), & charades. Additionally, we watched videos of our wedding and Misty and Casey's wedding and footage of when the kids were little. Incidentally, my husband likes to take lots of footage of my butt when we're at water parks....it was a good time and we almost stayed an extra night because of the freezing rain. We played Bingo and I won some sweet chapstick.
On a side note, we are re-painting again....fun for me, not so much for Jason.

7:25 ............Elliot heads out to wait for the bus. (that usually shows up between 7:30-7:50)

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7:45.....Momma bear calls the school to find out where the bus is. Secretary informs me that the bus is running late, but I need to call the bus garage for more info. I scribble down the number and call..................................37 rings and I hang up. Call immediately back and ask when I can expect the bus, as my sons been out waiting in -8 degree weather for 30 minutes now. He has to dispatch the driver and says "you been out to ____ road yet?
When he comes back he says he's been out there already....


No he hasn't I say, unless it was before 7:25 because he's been out there since then. The bus is usually here between 7:30-7:50 and he has not been out here, unless he was really early....(which if he's running SO late, I seriously doubt.) I stifle the urge to ask him if my kid is the only one on this road and maybe they just skip him altogether when they're running late...could that be the deal hmmm? And then lie about already being there so us annoying parents will just shut up and drive our kids to school while they continue collecting their paycheck for the job they're not doing, or not doing well, or only doing 1/2 way?


So the nice man asks the driver to come back and pick him up, like they're being so kind. I pay my taxes. My son goes out on time. And waits. And waits. Ands waits some more. For 55 minutes.



At eight-twenty I call the bus garage again. I ask when my sons bus will be here.


"uh, name again....?"


Elliot.


" Uh, Jer, when you goin round to pick up Elliot Baseman....? Elliot Baseman....yeah. N76485 ____Rd. (it n6485)


"He'll be bout 10 minutes yet."


"Great. My son will be in the house and he better stop and wait for him to get out there. He's been standing in the cold for an hour(well 55 minutes actually, I exaggerated for effect.....or rounded up and it probably felt like 2 hours anyway) in -8 degree weather. If he doesn't stop, he'll be staying home today, because I'm not bringing him in. I have a newborn and a 2 year old and a 5 year old and I'm not bringing them out in the cold."


"Okay, thanks."


"YEP, bye."


Oh, and Jer? Lets be truthful here. You weren't actually "already by here" were you. Were you even planning on picking up Elliot, because I dare to say not. This makes me angrier than I can even get across to you because I really dislike liars. Fyi...I'm the wrong sista to mess wit'


this is ridiculous....i'll be calling in a compliant on this one.


8:31 the bus pulls up and lays on the horn. Which really gets my gander because we've been waiting an hour and ten. no, wait....an hour eleven.

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8:51....another bus pulls up and beeps. #4007. Waits 4 1/2 seconds and pulls off. I think this was actually Jer, who probably doesn't even pick up my kid and lied because he has no clue where ___ road is. Pat, our other gnarly driver pulled up really late, not even realizing that she's on my last nerve and Jer will continue being confused throughout today, and maybe into next week. (incidentally, I also tried telling him that Pat Fisher(man) as Elliot calls her was our driver, and assumed that Jer was a sub, since he blew off what I was saying)


Anyone know if the issue IQ tests to the people driving our kids around on icy highways? Please tell me they at least check to make sure they have brains....



Anyhow, I'll be calling to figure out what went down, because even though I admit I was confused at first, now that I figured it all out, I want to make sure it doesn't happen again, say, tomorrow.

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