Last week we had one of those mornings. You know the kind. Someone hit the snooze button before someone else was awake, so everybody overslept and was late getting out the door...
Anyhow, in an effort to divide and conquer, I took the girls to drop Evie off at preschool and Brian took Jake. Since the massive remodeling of the school last year there are probably 25 steps up to the front door. (Not exactly handicapped accessible.) So Brian can't exactly run in and check Jake into school if they are running a little late. That's okay, because if it's just a few minutes late Jake can check himself in.
The whole system is automated and then prints out a kind of receipt for them to bring home to the parents. That afternoon Jake handed me his late check-in receipt when he got home.
It read like this:
Student Id #
Reason: handicapped dad
I laughed and shook my head, because I know Jake didn't mean to be rude or smart-aleck. To him it's just cause and effect. He was late because his dad is handicapped and so walks slower.
And if we want to be perfectly honest, his dad is also the someone who hit the snooze button...