Blogging Mommy Fail

Yesterday was Monkey’s first day of school. I forgot to mention that.

I do not have a picture of her in her first-day-of-school outfit. I forgot to leave her backpack out for her, so she came home with a bunch of stuff in a plastic grocery bag. I did not take her to school as I was out of the house by 7:15 yesterday morning. Frankly, I haven’t even done any back-to-school shopping for the tyke yet. Yes, I am aware that it’s September.

I know that as a blogger who often writes about her kids, I have been remiss. I didn’t even Twitter about Monkey’s first day! I will take my hand slap and move right along if that’s okay. Maybe I should write more about politics (ha!).

I did, however, remember to pack Monkey a snack with a drink. And pay her tuition. So there’s that.

Monkey has been asking when she was going back to St. J’s for a month now. She was so excited to see her teachers. The other day she said to me, “St. J’s is the funnest school ever. And Day School is the boringest.” I laughed a little. “Monkey, you have a good time at Day School with all your friends there.” “Yeah,” she sighed. “I do. But I can’t wait to go back to St. J’s.”

When I picked her up from Day School yesterday, she was excited. “It was my first day at school!” she yelled. She showed me the picture she colored, of Jesus (she kept referring to him as God — technically not incorrect. We start early with Catholic indoctrination ’round these parts) and told me about the book they read.

It was The Monster at the End of this Book. I loved that book as a kid, and I wonder if my parents still have it. As per her penchant for superlatives, Monkey declared, “It’s my favoritest book ever!”

Also, she saved two muffins from her snack, and shared them with Bun on the way home. It was so sweet.

I’m glad Monkey is excited about school. I will probably have to remind her about this when she’s in high school.