Today is Wednesday

December 22, 2010 | By Patrick | Filed in: CMS, HKS, PAS.

Living outside of the school district which the girls attend has always posed logistical challenges. Before- and after-school activities, half-days, last-minute changes, and differences between teacher and student schedules have our vehicles making the trek between Sun Prairie and Marshall practically on autopilot.

Last night everyone was made aware that today’s schedule would begin extra early because of Hannah’s Student Council meeting before school today. Annoying, but not unusual. What was also not unusual was the girls trying to get an extra few minutes of sleep before getting up. I reminded them of the early day (met with expected groans) and everyone got going.

While I was calmly eating breakfast and they were scrambling for some grab-and-go food, we thought it best that I drive the girls to school. Again, no big deal since I’m off this week.

On the way to school, Hannah realizes that she left her Student Council white elephant gift in her car. Hmmm, let’s see what’s in my car that she could use. The lucky winner was a 12V USB charger; very useful for charging phones and iPods and such. I’ve got several of them. Wrapping it was her job.

We pull in to a surprisingly empty parking lot.

HKS: “How come nobody is here?” Crickets…crickets…crickets. “What is today?”
Me: ”Wednesday, December 22.” (Happy Birthday Nick!)
HKS: “No way!”
Me: “Yes way.”
HKS: “I thought today was Thursday.”

As you can probably guess, Hannah’s Student Council meeting is tomorrow morning, Clare is not a happy camper for having to get up extra early, I’m not pleased because I don’t know what to do for the next 20-30 minutes, and Hannah feels appropriately terrible for inconveniencing us all.

I wasn’t really dressed to be out in public, so we stopped at Kwik Trip for a banana and cappuccino (CMS) or smoothie (HKS).

Not to be confused, today is indeed Wednesday. Can’t wait until tomorrow.

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