Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Cason starts preschool next week. Tomorrow night, we have an open house. And so here are my neuroses on display for you:
Ok, all of his school supplies are together. I put his initials on the glue sticks instead of his full name. Should I have done that? Why did I do that? Is it that much more difficult to write his name? Now his teacher will hate him. They will be looking at a glue stick thinking,"Ok, is this Cason's or the other kids' with those initials?" I'm an idiot. And I shouldn't have gotten him two sets of pencils. Why did I listen to his dad? I know better than to come with things that aren't asked for. Am I supposed to bring his supplies to Open House or the first day? The pamphlet says the first day, but wouldn't it be easier to bring them to Open House? What if I bring them to Open House and feel stupid? I'm going to call. I'll leave them in the car and send Colin out to get them if that's what everyone else is doing. No, I'm not going to call. Oh my gosh. I'm a hovercraft parent. What the heck? How did I become a hovercraft parent? I'm so going to call and just ask them. The list says to bring a change of clothes including underwear. Underwear?! I can't get him to sit on a potty much less wear underwear. Are they expecting him to be potty trained? What if they are and then I have to pull him out because he's not potty trained? I'm definitely calling them to ask about the diaper policy. No, I'm not going to call. That's dumb. And besides, I'm not a hovercraft. But what if do something stupid and then his teachers won't like him. I mean, we have to impress. These are baptists. But they're in friggin Del City. Get over yourselves Baptists...you're in Del City. Should he bring his red backpack with his name monogrammed on it, or the one the school sent him in the mail? Aw, that was so sweet that the Baptists sent him a backpack. Did they send it to everyone or to people they think need help? What if they think we can't afford to get him a backpack and that's why they sent it? I'm so going to call. Should I get his name monogrammed on the backpack they sent? His blanket has his name monogrammed so do I still have to label it? I have sticker name labels for him. Is that enough or do I need to write it in Sharpie in case the label falls off? Ok, I'm not calling. That's retarded. But how many diapers should I bring? I'm so calling.
It's really exhausting being me.