Caller: "Hi Kristine, this is Sally*, Chuck's mom from school."
My name is Kirsten (rhymes with Beersten), not Kristine, but this is a common mistake. I often get called Kristen, Kristine, Kristy, whatever. So it didn't seem odd. After a moment I remembered who she was. Her son Chuck is in Frostine's class and she's mentioned him. I met Sally briefly at back to school night.
Me: "Oh, hi Sally. How are you?"
My kids are running around. Lolly has picked out another hopelessly mismatched outfit without my guidance and Gloppy is reaching for my cup of piping hot Indian black tea.
Caller: "I just want to confirm that I will pick up the kids at school today and you can come and get them whenever you are finished."
Now Frostine has put way too much toothpaste on her toothbrush and Gloppy just pulled Lolly's hair. I am a little confused, since I don't think we had a play date set up. But when another mom calls and offers to pick your kids up from school, the answer is always "yes!!" right?
Me: "Oh, OK."
Caller: "I didn't know if you had my cell phone number, so I thought I'd give you a call this morning."
Now it dawns on me that she meant to call an actual Kristine, who is another mom from Frostine's class and I think they live on the same block as Sally. I've seen Kristine and Sally talking. So do I correct her and let her know she picked the wrong name off the class list? No.
Me: "Great, thanks for calling. See you at school!"
I was anxious to get back to overseeing the kids and we needed to get out the door. I don't know what I was thinking. Who does that?? I haven't run into either Sally or Kristine at school yet. Hopefully enough time will pass and no one will speak of the "incident with the phone call" again.
My question: Should I just forget about it or mention it to Sally or Kristine?
The other day I was driving on the freeway and I saw this car all decorated with "Just Married" signs and "Congratulations Sue and Bob." Of course I took a photo because, duh, I have a blog. Here's what it said on the back window.
It says, "No More Condoms"
My question: Tacky or funny? (I'm leaning toward tacky)
My BIF (best internet friend), Tracey sent me an e-mail in response to my last post. Here's part of what she said:
"We all go through blogged arteries once in a while where you feel like the blog writes the life instead of the other way around, but then you have a typical crazy week of life and kid stuff, and the world rights itself once again."
That was too good for me not to post here.
My question: Tracey's brilliant right?
I've lost 7 pound the last two weeks without doing anything differently. In fact, since I was sick, I may have actually been lazier than usual.
My question: Yay me! or Whatever B****?
By the way, I'm thinking of starting a new blog. It's called DeathToMarinka. Check it out, it's gonna be great!!
*Names have been changed to protect the innocent. Except for my name and Kristine's... because then the story wouldn't be as funny.