Everyday I have to leave my house at around 2:00 p.m. to pick up Paige at school. Her school does not get out until 2:45 but I have to get there early to get a parking spot so I can walk up to get her. There is a very small parking lot and if you don't get there early you will have to wait 30 minutes in line to pick up your child. Paige's teacher brings the children out about 10 minutes early so we won't have to deal with the mad rush of kids streaming out of all the classrooms over our kindergartner's
Every day when I have to do this I wish I was homeschooling her with the other kids. However, right now I really feel like the best place for her is this little classroom a few hours a day where she gets speech and occupational therapy.
Anyway, I try to use this time wisely while I am waiting. Sometimes I do my devotion for the day other times I plan curriculum for the kids at home.
I was feeling all proud of myself for being so productive during this time. Until today. When the woman next to me did something totally amazing, something I would have never thought of.
She pulled up next to me and parked. I noticed that she immediately began folding laundry from a basket on her passenger seat. When she was done she went to the truck of her Suburban and grabbed out another basket of laundry. I watched her fold FIVE loads of laundry. I was thinking about all the clean loads of laundry I had at home that still needed to be folded.
My curiosity got the better of me so I rolled down my window and asked her about her system. She was very nice and told me that twice a week she brings all the clean laundry with her in her trunk and folds it while she waits for the kids to get out of school. She has four children and folds each child's items into there own basket. When they get home the kids unload there basket from the car and carry it to there room.
Wow, now I call that a very organized super efficient mom.
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