the embarrassing call

13 May

Did you ever find yourself in a situation where you had to make an embarassing phonecall?

I just did.

I called my son’s school to let them know that I had accidentaly given him the dog’s rice for lunch. I know. It doesn’t just sound bad, it actually is quite BAD. Considering the rice was on the verge of not being edible anymore (dog edible that is).

Let me explain myself.

I love my son. This was not deliberate. Now…how can someone do such a mistake? Easy. There were 2 identical tupperware in the fridge. One light blue & one turquoise. Let’s pretend my sister never mentioned that I should be careful not to switch the basmati rice with the smelly rice when I was left to take care of yesterday night’s dinner for the kids (which I totally rocked by the way).

This morning was a different story.

I was sleep deprived. Yes, I know what you will say. Cheap excuse. Well…I guess it’s the new mid 30’s mommas lame excuse. Like an equivalent of the early 20’s booze excuse. Sorry honey, I didn’t mean to sleep around, I was too drunk.

Now it sounds more like:

Sorry honey, I didn’t mean to poison you, I was just too tired to think straight.

And for the purpose of not making a total fool of myself let’s pretend that there wasn’t a sign that something was off with the rice when I found a teeny tiny little fracture of a chicken bone in it.

Until next time



15 Responses to “the embarrassing call”

  1. john May 13, 2013 at 9:53 am #

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  2. ramblingsfromamum May 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Oh T don’t feel bad, I am sure he was okay? An easy mistake from anyone especially one sleep deprived 😦 I laughed at your 20’s excuse though – that was good 😉 xx

    • wonderlandbytatu May 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

      Actually I never used this excuse personally, I am the faithful kind! I have heard it though a few times in my life 😉 now, I use the sleep excuse every time I mess up! Happy Mother’s Day my MM!! How are you coping with your dad?

      • ramblingsfromamum May 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

        Happy belated Mother’s Day to you darling. He is feeling a bit better as he is now pushing himself to walk each day, even for 10 minutes, it seems to be helping. So I am happy that he is now trying 🙂 Thank you for asking that was very sweet of you. xxx

      • wonderlandbytatu May 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

        Oh, I am happy he is doing better. Of course I will ask. I care about you MM. xxx

      • ramblingsfromamum May 15, 2013 at 9:52 am #

        🙂 thank you gorgeous xxx

  3. nothingbythebook May 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Just to clarify, I don’t like that you try to feed your son bad lunch or had to make an embarrassing telephone call–I like how you told the story. 🙂

    • wonderlandbytatu May 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

      Thank you my dear. Much appreciated. Especially when such a comment comes from you.

  4. May 13, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    I’m sorry to confirm but that is bad. And what about the dog you don’t worry about him/her?

    • wonderlandbytatu May 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

      No. I managed to get my message across to Yianni’s teacher and he didn’t give him the rice afterall. I fed it to the dogs later that day.

      • May 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

        I am curious what it sounded like in the staff room after the conversation.

      • wonderlandbytatu May 16, 2013 at 8:47 am #

        it was probably the Joke of the Day, but I am ok with that.

  5. meditatingmummy May 14, 2013 at 1:22 am #

    Oh Tatu, I was laughing, in fits actually. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I agree with Mumsy, don’t feel bad. If you’re sleep deprived and over tired, it can happen. Not like any of this was deliberate. Just a mistake, plain and simple. Motherhood us not easy. If I was at the school and you called me, I would have thought it was a motherhood moment and er, well, laughed.

    When I am sleep deprived, I get cranky and I am sooo unproductive. Happy belated Mother’s Day. Thinking of u and sending you hugs

    • wonderlandbytatu May 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

      thank you for your kind words & happy belated Mother’s day to you too! well, yes…motherhood is full of surprises 😉

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