Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A little notice please

It must be in the culture. It is something I am completely unequipped to deal with.

I am a planner. I need a plan and I need to stick with it. There is no flexibility, every minute accounted for.

So these things throw me off, spinning in darkness:

We received, after school, notice of a parents meeting. It was tonight at 530. I had less then 2 hours notice to rearrange my evening plans to accommodate this. We did not make it. Davíð was at school and how am I supposed get someone, last minute, to come over and feed the kids dinner and put them to bed? I think this is a little unreasonable.

Birthday Party invitations from classmates arrive 2 days before the party, if we are lucky, but we often have less then 24 hours notice. This is a huge hassle! I want my kids to go to these parties but changing work hours last minute to accommodate shopping, picking up and/or dropping off my son at some location is giving me headaches.

This is why I spend so much time pacing back and forth around the apartment, I want everything to work!

I think I need to relax a little, but when my kids have a party I think 7 days notice is much better.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:23 AM

    I know how that is I have that prolbem to I learned to roll with the punches and play it by ear and always leave 15 minutes with everything this is a great time stragety it enables you to plan for the next task as well to adjust to any changes that may come up....Think of it as Rush hour traffic...T.Kaye

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  2. Marcia1:10 PM

    Things have changed a bit. When my kids were in school, we usually got anywhere between 2 and 5 days notice of meetings, and sometimes up to a week for birthday parties, giving parents time to go present shopping and arrange schedules. Perhaps you could speak with the teacher and ask that more notice be given. If a problem is pointed out, they are usually pretty good about trying to reach an accomodation. Good luck!

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