I always wait until the very last minute!!
A Little Story :
One Christmas I had this most amazing idea to make my mother a scrap book with all our family memories inside. Well, if you know anything about scrap booking you know this is not an over night project. BUT in my procrastinator true form on Christmas eve myself and my then boyfriend (who is now my husband) sat and tried to shove 18 years of family memories into a professionally creative looking scrap book.
Needless to say, it did not happen! Mostly because my husband just sat there laughing at me in disbelieve while I cried and yelled at him to "please help me".
Not a pretty scene at all!! You would think I would have learned my lesson then.
Anyways this is the way I have lived my life...always. I usually blame it on others like my 6 kids or my husband and today is NO different!!
School is starting very soon for 5 of my 6 kids and I have bought back packs!! That is it...back packs...YAY for ME!!
and the FACT is I really need to change the way I do things!
Kailyn has orientation for grade 9 tomorrow...kinda important and she has NOOOOO idea, well, she has a little idea what this entails. I have NO idea what this entails. Kailyn does not bring a damn thing home and when the school called using their wonderful automotive system Kailyn was the one who took the call. She did not write anything down, did not even really pay much attention. So now today, I need to call and get all the information that I need to make this orientations day run smoothly tomorrow.
So thanks to Kaillyn and her disorganization I'm stressing and getting this info at the last minute.
BUT really the real question is Why did I not call earlier??
Answer: I have no fricken clue!
I have a meeting with Cara's teacher tomorrow to talk about type 1 diabetes and Cara. I still need to type up Cara's information and print it out for her teacher and the school. This is not going to be fun, since we just started pumping I'm a little unsure how we are going to work snacks. And since CCAC (community care accesses center) will not return my phone calls I'm a little in the dark with my nursing situation. This is going to make my plan a little more difficult to write. So today I have to call AGAIN my CCAC supervisor and then hopeful if she can answer some really important questions I can make a complete plan for Cara tonight, print it off and have it ready for tomorrow. GREAT!!
My Thinking: thanks to CCAC I can't get what I need done.
Reality: All summer I knew I needed to do this and I could have just made changes when I needed.
Shit it sounds soooo easy when I put it that way!!
I also have my peanut allergy Kirstin starting JK and I still need to figure out what the protocol is for this at school and get that done. I hope I remember to speak to the principal when I'm at the school tomorrow. Most likely I will forget and rush and stress to get this done the day before school starts.
I really have no idea what I was/am thinking?!?!?! I'm just hoping that the school has this covered ;) and there is not much for me to do. And yes I should have done this when I registered Kirstin for JK last spring...OOPS!!
After my meeting with Cara's teacher tomorrow morning our local diabetic educator is going to the school in the afternoon. Cara is 1 of 3 type 1's in the school and she is going to talk with the school staff about our kids. I may sneak in and listen :)
Also tomorrow night I'm taking part in our JDRF Outreach Back To School Night. We are very excited this year to be able to bring this event back to our local families. Our speakers consist of a doctor in developmental neuropsychology from a local hospital. He will be speaking about the cognitive response to hypoglycemia/ hyperglycemia and what it means for our children (elementary and high school) with Type 1 diabetes in school. Also a wonderful RN and type 1 from the Diabetes Programme who will discuss important information to share with your child's school to keep your child safe. We will have a Principal (who is also a type 1) talk about important tools to help you keep the lines of communication open with your child's school in order to maintain a cooperative relationship. A parent and Outreach Committee member will inform everyone of the latest policies and guidelines available to us from local school boards.
And at the end of the night we will have a Practical Planning for Success Sessions: Create your own personalized School Plan while picking up "Tips" from other parents and professionals. It should be a wonderful night.
We are FOR SURE going to need a babysitter and I still have not arranged this.
Please Nana have nothing planned for tomorrow!
So today I need to call CCAC again, Call Kailyn's school to get information, book a babysitter, figure out arrangements for the kids last day of swimming which of course is tomorrow (I forgot to mention that), make and type and print Cara's diabetes plan for school and I'm sure a few other unexpected things that I will need to get done at the last minute.
Oh and I need to clean this house...anyone know a free cleaning lady??