Sometimes I love being the go-to mom for my son’s kindergarten teacher.
Sometimes I don’t.
I always seem to get assigned the more difficult party item. Like ice cream. Ice cream can’t exactly be sent in a 6yo’s backpack.
Today was watermelon. Not that watermelon is in season or cheap or anything. Actually, it was watermelon, cut into bite-sized cubes.
Not that big of a deal, except that I don’t do well with melon-cutting for some reason. As evidenced by the large chunk that slid off the table and onto the floor. Oh well, there was still plenty even without that chunk. My “cubes” may not have been pretty, but the kids loved them, and at least I can rest assured that since I brought the watermelon, it had been properly washed with soap and water prior to cutting. (Have you ever considered how many hands could have touched that melon before you got it? And whether or not those hands were properly disinfected?)
Anyway, as for my daily checklist, I was tempted to not do anything today, as my home is already looking bad from a crazy week. It couldn’t be made perfect without more energy expended that I was willing to expend, and school let out early so it felt like a lazy afternoon.
But I at least cleaned the kitchen. And I put the extra hands to good use and let the boys earn extra checklist points by helping out.
Re-loaded dishwasher (almost completely full already).
Wiped up spot where watermelon splatted. (It’s Thursday, so I should have mopped, but was at Easter parties all morning, so I didn’t.)
Did a small/sort-of/can-barely-call-it-a pickup time.
But hey, I did something.