Thursday, August 10, 2006

Bad Mommy

I had signed up for the reading program for my boys at the library this summer and noticed last week that it was coming to a close. What registered in my head was that Tues. and Wed. were the last days to redeem the "money" they got and to count their minutes. So yesterday (Wed.) we walked to the library in the morning and Austin runs in and comes out in tears, saying he can't buy anything. I went in and sure enough, everything is taken down! The librarian said that yesterday was the last day and they've put everything away. I started to cry, I felt so bad. I'd convinced my son to save his money until the end so he could get a good prize. So both Austin and I were crying outside the library and I was apologizing for getting the date wrong. I still feel really bad.

I did take them to the dollar store so they could get a reward for all the reading they'd done. But it wasn't the same.

Anyway, next year I'll know better, hopefully.

4 comments:

Heather M. said...

Awww, poor guy!

Heather said...

AWEE! that happened to me last week when I was told the wrong time for swimming. We totally missed it and he wanted to go so bad. It took my 30 minutes to get them to go. I thought it was my bad at first but then found out it wasn't. I ended up taking them for ice cream at 10:30 in the morning.

Cindy said...

Oh man that sucks. I hate those "bad Mommy" moments...but unfortunately they seem to happen. Poor guy!

Crystal said...

Awwww - so sad for both of you, Leigh! I'm sure you won't do that ever again!