Yesterday, we enjoyed the annual preschool Zoo Field Trip day with Big Sis' class. I was a little worried that traffic would be bad since I was supposed to be at the Zoo by 9:15 sharp! We left early to make sure...but...lucky me, the traffic was just fine and we were early. (Remember this for later...the traffic was not bad, meaning that it could not be anybody's excuse).
Since we have a Zoo pass, we had to go through the main gate and then wait on the other side of the group entrance for our preschool class to come in.
Apparently, some people did not receive the memo that says, 9:15 means 9:15. They must have thought 9:15 really means 9:45 because that was about the length of time I stood with my two kids waiting at the group entrance for 'our group.' Here's the thing...there's really not that much that is of interest to the kids at the group entrance. So, you stand there for a half hour just standing and thinking that you should have just given the teacher your cell number and said, "Call me when you come in" (yes...I have now learned my lesson). I could have taken the kids over to the petting zoo! As it was, by the time the class came in, Big Sis was sitting on the ground ready to cry and saying, "I guess they're not coming," While Baby Boy got ansy and frustrated because he was sitting in the stroller with nothing to do but eat snacks.
Honestly, it all turned out alright, but...come on, people! Where has the common courtesy of punctuality gone???
So...I admit it...I like to be on time. I also like for other people to be on time. Am I alone in this?
Caveat: I do not expect perfection here. I know that most people are trying their best and I salute everybody for their efforts in all things, not just punctuality. And...no...I am not perfect in this...when you have kids...there are just times you are going to be late...I know it is unavoidable and inevitable. But, I seriously like being on time...In fact...when I am late for something I get nervous, sweaty and a little sick to my stomach. Are you feeling bad for my husband or what!?
Another note: (Monday April 14th) - So...I'm feeling bad. I hope you all don't think I'm a total crazy person when it comes to this being on time stuff. Yes...I do like to be on time and I would like it if other people are on time, but I also know that life happens...sometimes being on time just doesn't work. I have always be an 'on time' person. Maybe it's a control thing...I don't know...Anyway, I just wanted to say...I don't usually get upset with people for being late...the Zoo thing was a little crazy...for a lot of reasons. So, ya'll don't think I'm weird or high-maintenance, or something like that & if you know me personally and we have plans to meet and you're late...don't be thinking that I'm going to be mad, because I'm not. I'm just going to be happy to see you!