The Thing I Forgot

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.

On the right

On the right

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3 Responses to The Thing I Forgot

  1. Lauren says:

    Yay! Michelle Suhr put up a link on Facebook saying that someone needed to teach high schoolers life skills before they go out into the real world, and I tagged you in it, saying that you are the wise one who actually does. Thank you for making this generation into more capable human beings. They’re going to take care of us in the old home someday.

  2. Kristi says:

    Toilet guts. Perhaps you want to rephrase that?

    Still, good for you!

  3. Carol says:

    Hope you wouldn’t have been too angry with yourself had you forgotten those toilet parts – after all, you hadn’t written them on your list, had you? When I forget the items actually on my list, I do get a bit incensed – with myself, the store, the cashier, anyone on whom I can foist the blame for aging amnesia. But if I never wrote it down in the first place – “say la vee”!

    –poor French speller

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