Fall is always stupid-busy for the Wrights, and it’s not just the beginning of the school year… fall also means the beginning of Princess’s soccer season, Pockets’s football, and—for me—teaching journalism to fourth- and fifth-graders for six weeks.
Add to the usual chaos these new twists for 2008:
- Mr. Wright was elected President-Elect for the Washington REALTORS®. appointed to a presidential advisory group on climate change for the National Association of REALTORS® and appointed as a trustee for the Center for Real Estate Research and Development at WSU
- I decided, in all my wisdom, to begin publishing an independent parenting magazine
- Pepper started volleyball
- Curlytop started her preschool IEP at a public school in
Douglas County Snugglebug started group therapy/preschool in south Chelan County
Naturally, the five oldest kids go to school in north
What better time for me to take an additional job, right? I love my local librarian to the extreme—which must explain why I offered to sub for her while she was on maternity leave. Without much thought as to the impact, I became a part-time librarian. Why not? Part-time… no problem!
I knew things had changed for the kids and me when I found myself at work, stricken that I’d forgotten Pepper had a volleyball game. Mr. Wright was out of town and wouldn’t be able to attend. Someone had to go to her game! But, who?
In desperation, I sent a text message to Princess:
can u go to pepper’s game after practice? pls?
um, i am @ my soccer game ... sorry!
Worst. Mother. Ever.