I took Hannah to school this morning on my way to work. She had asked for a ride a few days ago,
and had prepared to leave early with me so I could still make it to work on time.
Her lunch was packed. Her hair was done (new thing).
It was all very smooth.
Until the conversation.
Me: Do you need a ride tomorrow morning?
Hannah: For what?
Me: Isn't there another Math test make up tomorrow morning?
Hannah: What test?
Me: What are you doing this morning?
Hannah: A review session.
Me: Is there another tomorrow morning?
Hannah: Another what?
Me: Holy crap, Hannah. What are we discussing? The reason why you need to
be at school early today. Do you have to be at school early tomorrow?
Hannah: For what?
Me: A MATH THING.
Hannah: I have a test tomorrow.
Me: Before school? I swear, it's like we are playing Who's on First?
Me: No, what is on 3rd.
Hannah: I don't get it.
Me: Never mind.
Hannah: I need a ride tomorrow.
Me: Really? This is exactly what we have been discussing.
Hannah: I'll call you.
Me: After school? You need to be picked up?
Hannah: Yes, mother. Didn't you read the note I gave you?
Me: You gave me a note to read and sign. That is exactly what I did.
I read it. I signed it.
Hannah: You're telling me you don't remember what the note said?
Me: Oh, you mean I am supposed to retain what I read? No.
Hannah: (eye roll, gives me the which one of us is the parent look) You're bad.
Me: If I retained the information from every slip of paper you and your brother bring home
I would not have enough brain capacity to remember how to tie my shoes.
(We pull up to the front of the school.)
Hannah: (getting out) I can't believe you didn't retain the information from the note.
Me: Do you? It seems like you're pretty confused about the note's information too.
Hannah closes the door and starts walking up to the building.
Me: (in shock that I did not get an I love you, or even a bye,
I roll down the window and shout) MAKE GOOD CHOICES!
(one of our favorite lines from Freaky Friday, 2003)
Hannah laughs and smiles before walking into the building red faced.