I stopped at Home Depot on the way home from school. I had three things on my list: a new timer for my classroom aquarium, some cleaning wipes, and some brooms. I wrote the three things on a sticky note. I repeated them over and over again. I was NOT going to forget them.
As I was heading for the checkout, I saw that I had waited too long. The garden center exit was closed. Dang. I’d have to walk all the way back to the regular check out.
But then on the way, something magical happened – I walked past the toilet repair section and remembered that I’m’teaching the kids about toilets in Life Skills today. I remembered to buy a package of toilet guts so I could show them in class. Yay! I was so glad.
If I had gotten to school tomorrow and started making plans and realized I didn’t have those toilet guts, I would have been so angry with myself.