Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Happy To Do My Part

First day of school. Daughter-Only and I head out the door early--determined to get off on the right foot. Apparently, we're not the only ones. Traffic around the school is backed up through all the surrounding intersections--cars stopped at weird angles, people sitting through two or three lights halfway through the intersection, and so on.

Suddenly, I see our chronic lateness last year in a whole new light. I had thought I was disorganized and a failure as a parent for being unable to motivate my children to get out the door on time most days.

I see now I was merely playing an important role in reducing the morning traffic congestion around the school.

You're welcome.

10 comments:

  1. Youngest Sister9/8/09, 9:49 AM

    We call that "commuting". : ) It's amazing here what leaving ten minutes later or earlier will do for your drive to work.

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  2. The things you are willing to sacrifice for the benefit of the community...first lemons, now this.
    WHO WAS THAT MASKED MOM ANYWAY?

    P.S.
    couldn't resist-c r i g a t e

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  3. YS--I have practically needed therapy from some of my recent trips to Buffalo/Rochester. I don't know how people do it on a regular basis.

    Jenny--Thanks. It's sad how easy it is to rationalize. :)

    LS--Glad to know I'm appreciated...and crigate is that pronounced CRY-GATE or CRIG-IT--the potential meanings seem to vary siginificantly. :)

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  4. crig-ot-ee?
    Thought you would also like
    M I S M S
    somebody stop me please.

    and an STV is the virus that ends up on your computer after downloading porn.

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  5. It's me... Not anonymous.

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  6. W A R L O R M A!

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  7. It's like word verification doesn't even WANT you to stop. I mean C'MON!!!!!! Warlorma? and STV was pretty hilarious.

    I have ovestsy. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

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  8. My goodness woman, is there nothing you won't sacrifice for community?

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  9. Erika, I'm just going for that MOY (Northeastern) award. ;)

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