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A long day June 24, 2005

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Yesterday I trekked into the city to meet up with Vicki, Ann, Cara and Lauren.  Everything was squared away…my mom and dad were babysitting and making dinner.  Macaroni and cheese, salad and flaky biscuits.  Gracie’s request.  Owen’s teacher was there and would be leaving just about dinner time.  Gracie would make Owen a mini pizza or bagel.  Doh.  I forgot my cell phone in my car.  And Owen’s teacher didn’t leave and wouldn’t take no for an answer from Owen regarding the mac and cheese.  From what I hear, much yelling and kicking ensued.  Sigh. 

I am annoyed because this guy stayed longer than the 2 hours.  Owen’s day is long enough.  And I am annoyed that he overstepped the boundaries in pushing a new food on my kid without my permission or my presence!  My parents are old enough to be his parents.  And I think it was disrespectful to them to throw himself–and subsequently them–into this situation.  Sigh.  Kevin is calling his agency today.

On a happier note, it was wonderful to finally meet Vicki.  I truly believed I would meet her in WI–on my way to knitting camp.  So, it was a delight to meet her in NYC.  I found them at the Yarn Connection, a shop I had never been to before.  I picked up a couple of hanks of Manos for my mom’s addiction.  Then we walked over to the NY Public Library and sat and knit and chatted.  Lauren had to part ways and we went off to find the best pizza NYC has to offer.  John’s Pizza–but which one–I am not sure. 

After dinner we went back to Vicki’s hotel to examine the pillow menu and found Rusty, her husband.  Wow, what a cool guy with an amazing art experience going on.  Fascinating.  I don’t think we hear enough about Rusty!  And then Cara and Georgie-yup, I met the Georgie–drove Ann and I to Penn Station where we began our long journey back to Long Island.  Why did we not know the LIE was closed?  Was it after 1am that I got home?  I don’t even know.

I am off to Granny’s this morning.  The rep from Knitting Fever is coming.  My mom is coming back again.  It’s the last day of school for Cameron and Gracie.  I think it’s an hour.


11 Responses to “A long day”

  1. Jean Says:

    Sorry to hear about Owen’s teacher. It’s irritating when someone who’s supposed to know what they’re doing with our kids doesn’t. You trust them and let go a little and then something like that happens. Grrr.
    Glad you had a good time in the city though!

  2. Cassie Says:

    I’m so sorry that I had to leave early and didn’t get to meet you. Next time…..!

  3. Rossana Says:

    Whirlwind week turning into a whirlwind weekend! My oh my! I’m glad you got to enjoy your day in NYC with the gals–they sound really nice! With regard to Owen’s teacher–some folks just don’t know where the boundaries are. Grrr! But we’ll end the comment on a happy note because it’s…FRIDAY! Woo hoo!

  4. Maryann Says:

    Wow… Owen’s teacher obviously doesn’t know what he’s doing, or think he knows everything. I would be about ready to strangle him! I hope you can find a teacher that works out better for you. Good luck!

  5. Margene Says:

    With the good comes the bad.Darn it! Glad Kevin is calling the agency. Have a lovely day at Grannies. How cool you are a good pusher of your Mom’s addiction;-)

  6. Anita Says:

    That’s strange about the teacher–I would expect that a teacher in this type of situation would be well-versed in the boundary issue. Good luck with that!

  7. Lauren Says:

    Ha, we all ended up eating pizza after all. I had Two Boots’ at Grand Central.

  8. Cara Says:

    It was the Upper East Side John’s, at 64th between 1st and 2nd. We didn’t get home until after midnight ourselves – so sorry it was so long to get home!

    I’m sorry you’re evening started out crappy. Hope Owen and your parents are okay after yesterday. Tell John hi for me. 😉

    GEORGIE is so cute! Isn’t he?

    Had a great time – hope to do it again soon.

  9. Isn’t that always the way?…good and bad…good and bad…good and bad.

  10. ann Says:

    yes — it was around 1! all the lack of sleep was worth it!!

  11. Orli Says:

    dear, dear…poor Owen being sprang on with some new food…you were right to call the agency.

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