Friday, February 13, 2009

Is it Friday Yet?

Spud has been lucky enough to have swimming lessons specially designed for little ones with motor control issues.   It's been great.  My son who usually hates swimming and clings to us in the pool is finally relaxing and swimming with the help of his excellent instructors.

The only problem is the lessons are on the other side of the city.  At 4:45.  Which basically means I drive there and back in rush hour.

I really do love my city but the infrastructure was designed by drunk engineers.  It also hasn't really changed in 15 years and nearly 300,000 people have moved here since then.  Which makes for a city full of large parking lots which sort of resemble roads.

It's only once a week so we grin and go.

Today had been one of those days.  A Rum and Coke (hold the Coke) kind of day.
Spud had been whining that he did not want to swim with his instructors, he just wanted to swim with Sprout and me.  I told him that wasn't possible, he had to swim with his teachers.  He then informed me that they were not there.  I told him to suck it up.  He was going.

We got there, got everyone changed, calmed yet another tantrum and waited.   

Guess what.

The lesson was cancelled today and no one called me.  An hour in the car with Sir TalksALot and his side kick Chitty Chatty Bang Bang and no lessons.

Yee haw.

We couldn't even do a family swim as I can't hold both boys at the same time so we popped in the hot tub for a few minutes before the long drive home.  As we splashed in the water Spud looked me in the eye and said, "I told you they weren't coming." 

Some days it is a very good thing I am too cheap to actually buy alcohol.


momofthecrazies said...

How annoying!! You have to love it when they forget to tell you these things!

You need to invest in a DVD player for the van for times such as these. Ours has made long trips so much easier!

Knittinchick said...

Maybe Spud is psychic! He KNEW that they weren't coming.

Driving in that rush hour traffic is meant to be the gift of city engineers to remind you that you aren't missing the glamorous life of those of us who get to commute. (mine isn't bad... but when I'm driving to a meeting downtown and paying $12 for parking for 2 hours... I think... my life is really glamorous)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Is it totally terrible of me to admit that I started laughing half-way down this post and couldn't stop? Girl, you are SO funny. And I'm sorry about the commute. And the canceled class.

granola_granny said...

My day felt like yours except it involved bigger people. Thanks for the smile. Good call Spud!!

Dawn said...

Yes, I think cheapness keeps a lot of us mommies from chemical dependancy. But good thing though, otherwise you'd be drunk on those roads designed by drunks...probably not a good combo. Have a better weekend!

CC said...

Loved this post!!

And what a great idea for swim lessons.

when they actually happen that is ;)

JCK said...

I think maybe Spud IS psychic. Sometimes I think these kids get messages that we just don't tune in to anymore. I'm only half kidding.

That's great that he's doing well with the swimming lessons. It's great for motor skills and wearing them out, too!

Rum hold the coke, hahaha.

MoziEsmé said...

That kid is too clever for his own good... :)

Tonggu Grammy said...

First time checking you out and I'm kicking myself. I should have known that Tonggu Momma wouldn't steer me wrong. You ARE hilarious and I see why the two of you have a back and forth going.

So sorry about the lousy commute. However, I have good news. When Spud and Sprout are grown you will be able to remind them of your sacrifice in a feeble attempt to steer them towards an effort to care for you in your old age. This will of course be in the manner to which you could easily become accustomed.

Playing by the Fountain said...

I love your blog! Way to see the humour in less-than-funny moments.