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A Day of Frustration

December 7th, 2016 at 02:52 pm

I stayed home from work today to babysit my grandsons, who had only a half-day of school. My DIL, who is working today, told me to pick them up at school at 11:30. Then at about 10 she called and said that one of them was going to go home with a friend, but she still needed me to pick up the other one. Then she called at 11:10 in panic -- she had given me the wrong time -- school was out at 11! I was already on the way, but when I got there most of the kids were gone. My grandson, frightened, was about to go home with a friend, but came with me when he saw me.

Not only did he have that scare, but he was very tired from a poor night's sleep (his brother snores when he has a cold), and he was noticeably dragging. He needed some TLC. I took him to his favorite pizza place and out for frozen yogurt afterwards. That little foray cost me $28. Afterwards we came home and played games and he watched Wild Kratts. I think he recovered, but now I'm afraid he'll never trust me again -- and it really wasn't my fault!

I also spent $3 on a sink strainer.

My dishwasher is not draining. I am so frustrated. I called the plumber and he is returning tomorrow morning. I'll just have to be late to work. I have to get this solved.

I also called a recommended pet sitter and he is all booked up for the time I need him. That frustrates me, too. I'll get back on it tomorrow. I'm exhausted today. I didn't sleep well either. I think I'm getting a cold.

I'm glad I have my Christmas shopping done, and at least don't have to worry about that.

6 Responses to “A Day of Frustration”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Glad you made it to get the kiddo. It can be scary.

  2. alice4now Says:

    Fortunately he was in a supervised area, as these mix ups do happen from time to time.

  3. Stephanie Says:

    He will remember how much you love him. All will be forgiven and forgotten.

    On the dishwasher, ask the plumber to check the "knock out", the plug that works with a sink/disposal combo. My husband installed our dishwasher, didn't know about the knock out and the darn thing would never drain. We ended up calling in a plumber who worked for 5 minutes.

  4. Laura S. Says:

    Glad it all ended well with your grandson. I am sure the TLC did some good Smile I hope the dishwasher is a quick fix. I also hope today is a better day for you!

  5. starfishy Says:

    does sound like a frustrating day! hope things improve tomorrow Smile

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I remember when I was in 4th? grade my parents had their schedules mixed up - and I ended up sitting on the front stoop of my elementary school for a couple hours ... My dad was the one to finally come get me. I was happily reading a book I had. Smile

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