First, see yesterday's post. Then come back and read this.
I took this morning off to register #19 for school. It's my first school-age placement and the first time I've gone through the "normal" registration process, not that this is normal by any stretch of the imagination. So, I planned to take all the kids in and then go register him for school and head off to work.
As a side note, this plan was somewhat interrupted by another child and I getting sick with strep-like symptoms. So, I planned to work from home in the afternoon. I couldn't get out of an 11am meeting though. Just keep that in mind.
Last night as I prepared to send him off to school I could not find my placement paperwork anywhere. We looked everywhere. 3-4 times. The only thing I could think of was that I left it on my desk at work. Of course I didn't remember doing that but it was the only place left it could have been.
That meant this morning after dropping all the kids off at their respective schools I had to drive the 26 miles to work in rush hour traffic to check out whether or not I left it on my desk before I could continue with the registration process which involved . So I did. And it wasn't there, which meant I had to drive the 26 miles back home empty handed with no other plan. I can't withdraw him from the current school without the paperwork. I can't enroll him in the new school without the paperwork.
Incidentally, I can't take #20 to the doctor without the paperwork either.
So, I went home. I almost cried. I looked through everything a 5th and 6th time. No luck.
Thankfully the caseworkers in this case really are the best and jumped into action, working together across different caseworkers to email mie what I needed right away.
Now I sit here at Chick-fil-A while my kids play in the play place and the phone won't ring to get a hold of the folks who are waiting for me to call for my 11am meeting.
*Sigh* I really do need to get it together.