Wednesday, October 22, 2008

the road to hell is paved with krispy kreme

Tonight there was an open house at the children's Montessori school. It was great to walk through the classrooms and see all the various projects the children have completed and photos of them - busy at work - hanging on the wall.

I'm so glad that I went tonight. Just yesterday, I was rethinking my whole decision to send our children to school and was contemplating pulling all of them out and quitting my job so I could stay home and teach them, myself. Why yes, I am the model of instability. How it is that my husband hasn't taken off RUNNING for the mountains with all of my crazy talk and indecision is completely beyond me.

The open house didn't end until 9:30 PM and once it concluded, I quickly drove to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients necessary to bake the 24 banana muffins I'll need for the birthday party that they'll be holding in Elizabeth's class, tomorrow.

Carolyn's party is on Thursday. William's party is on Tuesday of next week.

I wasn't in the store tonight for more than thirty seconds when I decided that banana muffins would be too time consuming and instead, I'll just make cupcakes. But then, while I'm standing there in aisle seven, trying to pick out muffin liners, I started thinking about all the other things I need to do between that very moment and twelve hours later when I needed to show up at the school party with refreshments.

And really, who has time to bake cupcakes when there is stuff to do?

So before you know it, organic banana muffins turned in to Betty Crocker cupcakes turned in to donuts that I plan to pick up tomorrow, on my way to school. It turns out I'm a major slave to convenience and I will never judge anyone again for bringing two-dozen glazed to school. On the downside, there will be 24 children loaded high on sugar. But on the upside, the 75 gourds that we picked out almost three weeks ago have held up remarkably well and I plan to hand out floss.


  1. the title along made me crack up. And now, after seeing my husband off on a business trip at O'dark-thirty, I WANT Krispy Kreme.

    Oh, and I'm glad I'm not that preschool teacher today. Whew!

  2. alone, not along. sheesh it is early!

  3. I totally agree with your title. Dear son brought home a dozen Sat. night, he came in and asked me if I wanted one (11 at night). Being good I said no. So proud of myself. Then do you know what he had the nerve to say? They. are. still. hot. Oh my gosh, it was so good. Hey don't be hard on yourself sometimes we just have to go with convenience. Glad the gourds have survived also.

  4. You had me at Krispy Kreme.

    But the rest of the post was delicious too.

  5. You crack me up. I do the exact same thing. I'll tell you, the kids and teachers will be happy to have krispy kreme. Easy always wins out in my house.

  6. Well, now you have a good explanation for all the OTHER Krispy Kreme doughnuts that were brought home from school so far this year.

  7. I just saw that Duncan Hynes is making Carrot cake--Mix and all you have to add is the carrot slaw--with cream cheese icing.

  8. Juggling 3 kids in 3 different classrooms is something I am dreading . . . .all this stuff . . . 3 back to school night tours, 3 different bday parties, 3 different snack days . . . UGH!

    Yours -

  9. ha! Krispy kremes! (in)stability! wife changing mind, husband (should but not) running to mountains! YES YES YES! what an awesome blog find.

    oh, and have a glazed one for me tomorrow too :)