I Always Run Late

Don’t you just hate that one friend of yours who is always late? I do too.

Except when it’s me.

My daughter is supposed to be at school every day by 8:30 for Circle Time. When her father takes her to school, she is there by 8:15- 8:20 if he’s running late.

When I take her, I count anytime before 8:35 a win.

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I am not sure what happens to those magical fifteen minutes every morning. You know, those fifteen minutes that seem to stretch in front of you and almost any chore seems possible. It’s the fifteen minutes that makes you think “We don’t have to leave for at least fifteen minutes. I will just throw a load of laundry in/empty the dishwasher/tidy up the family room/take the trash out.” Those fifteen minutes beckon me, practically screaming ‘Do something! Don’t waste time! Do something!’ As you are patting yourself on the back congratulating yourself on your efficiency and mentally checking something off the To Do List, you notice the clock on the wall behind you…. And panic because there is no way on God’s Green Earth you are going to make it to school on time. Again.

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This happens to me every single time. And every single time I am surprised that I have run out of “fifteen minutes”. My girlfriends totally get it- I think it’s the women/multitasking thing.  My husband, on the other hand, shakes his head in incredulity. I can practically hear him saying, “I mean, COME ON, Julia. You knew you didn’t have enough time and that you would be late for school.” He says he cannot fathom why I make the same mistake again and again (God forbid I am actually early!). He does not bring it up anymore because in doing so, he would be welcoming a discussion of that “one time” he Didn’t Ask For Directions and we got so damn lost…


  1. Haha … I am not a late person. I am like your husband but I do have friends that are notorious for their tardiness.
    It’s just one more thing that makes them them!
    Just like you :)

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  2. I actually think it’s pretty much impossible to be on time, EVER, when kids are involved. So, your husband is some sort of God or freak of nature for getting her there early!

    • Men don’t have as much to do in the morning- he drops her off and goes to the gym- no outfit/ make up, etc. He of course is a god (Hi honey!)!

  3. I have always been early, or completely punctual. Then my baby arrived last week, and I’ve been late to the past two doctor’s checkups we’ve had. I had no idea it took so long to get ready when you’re responsible for another human being. So now I totally get it!!
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    • Girl you have NO IDEA! Leaving the house requires military like execution. It gets easier! Also, everyone understands with a new baby. A three and half year old, not so much.


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