I played hookie

Tuesday I got a call from the elementary school. Kyle had thrown up. I headed to the school to get him, rented a couple of red box movies, picked up some of the necessary sick tummy food (crackers and sprite), and settled in at home.

Wednesday morning rolled around. Kyle was feeling perfectly fine. He had eaten dinner and breakfast. Wasn’t running a fever or anything.  He could not go to school, however, because he had to be well for 24 hours.

So I decided to play hookie too!  And I kept Haley home as well.  May as well make it a family affair.  :o  (Couldn’t convince the hubs, he seems to think we should pay some bills this month.)  This new found freedom brought many possibilities – What to do?  What to do?

Make a trip to Ikea in Phoenix, of course.  (I had been compiling a list of things we needed from there.  And the kids love their play land.)  Followed by a matinee of Monsters vs Aliens.  (The kids loved it.  It was a good movie and the 3D didn’t bother me this time) And a trip to Hobby Lobby.  (We don’t have one in Tucson. Don’t cry for me…Argentina?)

It all went well until Hobby Lobby.  That is when Taylor threw up.  *sigh*  So we headed back home – and he threw up several times on the way home.  Eww – my car is getting professionally cleaned this weekend. It needed it anyway, there was already a milk incident that made things bad to begin with.  The puke just pushed it over the top.

Oh and in case you’re wondering, never ever leave your left over Chipotle hidden in the car…for weeks. Boy that gets gross….really gross. (Seriously, I thought it was the milk incident that just wouldn’t go away…once I found and removed the Chipotle the car smelled normal gross – not kill me gross.)   I need car help! (Note: None of this is the fault of Chipotle. I still stand by their deliciousness.  It’s not their fault my car is a total disaster.)

So the lesson in all of this?

Playing hookie with your kids is a bad bad idea.

And maybe clean your car more often than I do.

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15 Responses to “I played hookie”


  1. 1 craftapple April 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    What a day! Yikes!

    We like Chipotle, too. Reminds me of the time our closet smelled SOOOOO terrible. Ended up hubby had put a banana in his carry on luggage on his last plane trip and left it in the bag. It had been weeks and the smell was just like rotten Chipotle, I’m sure.

    I gotta say I’m not sure when you concluded that playing hookie was so bad – I mean you DID get to hit Ikea and a movie, right? :o)

  2. 3 Mary April 9, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I love your story! I think the second moral of the story is…. play hooky alone! But it wouldn’t be as fun or have as many memories to tell your son’s college girlfriend, about the time he threw up in Ikea, and in the car, hehe.

    I don’t clean my car so it doesn’t look steal-able. : )

  3. 5 LAW April 9, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    I think I just added “clean car” to my list of things to do this weekend!

    That will teach ya to skip out girly! :)

  4. 7 lia April 9, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    We had a close call this week when I just happen to notice a hard boiled egg next to my daughter’s carseat. It fell out of the Easter basket she brought home from school. Whew.

    I’m sorry you had an unhappy ending to a wonderful day. I just love getting up to IKEA.

    How is the training going?

  5. 9 Jackie April 10, 2009 at 5:05 am

    Oh my, words of wisdom to live by….

  6. 10 Mom April 10, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Hope everyone is feeling better. Did Haley get the flu too?
    Love to all.

  7. 11 Miss Snips April 10, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    As a Mom with grown up children, now — no day skipping out with the kids is bad — a great memory that grows fonder with time. Mom will always be more important than the occasional missed school day… Oh and I blame all bad smells in the car on Hubby, just cause…

    • 12 Melanie April 10, 2009 at 10:36 pm

      Okay – I’m getting all teary with your comment. I know that I need to cherish the time with my kids :-) Thank you for reminding me again! I am sure we’ll play hookie again sometime – and hopefully everyone will be healthy next time! (And yes, I think blaming the hubby is a great idea!)

  8. 13 Heather April 11, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Knowing “hubby” as I do, I don’t know that blaming messes on an obsessive-compulsive clean freak like him is very plausible…but you could blame the BiL – I would totally believe that!

  9. 15 tyler October 2, 2009 at 7:32 am

    this isnt cool you have ugly kids lol im a kid but im 13 so ha and i understand ur predicament see 13 year olds can be deeep i poop let life go get a new car im in school tehheheh bye


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