Friday, February 19, 2010

The Problem is...I Got Excited.

Yesterday, I had a doozy of a thing happen to me, which, up until this morning, I had fully intended to share as my F-Bomb Friday moment. However, this morning, I changed my mind, when we listened to the answering machine. Don't worry, I will tell you my other story another time...it's just too blogworthy to forget about, but I just had to vent my disappointment and frustration with ya'll this morning.

On Thursday nights, we watch my best friend Lady's son for a couple of hours so she can attend a college course. In exchange for this, she has offered to watch all 4 of my kids every couple of weeks, so Roon and I can have a date. Totally fair deal, right? I mean, she has 1 kid, I have 4. She has to use her "away time" to go sit in a boring class, while we can use our "away time" to do whatever the heck we want to. Who has the better deal here? I know, it's a hard knocks life, for us! Anyway, last night while Roon and I were cleaning up the kitchen, while the kids played, Roon brought up the idea of going on a date. He never just asks me on a date, you see he's a bit of an artist when it comes to courting.
Roon: "You think Lady would be willing to babysit?"
Me: "When?"
Roon: "Tomorrow...er somethin'."
Me: "Are you asking me on a date?"
Roon: "Yeah. Kinda."
Romantic, no? So, later that night when Lady came to get "J", she asked if we knew when we wanted to go out yet. We talked about it, and decided that Friday night (tonight) would work for everyone.
That's when I got excited! I mean, a REAL date! An honest to goodness, gas up the minivan, but leave the kids at home, DATE! YIPPEEE!!! Yes, I am extremely easy to please, in case you haven't already noticed.
This morning, we are eating breakfast, getting the kids ready for school, when I notice the light on the answering machine was blinking. I wasn't home for a couple of hours the night before, but Roon was home the whole time, so I couldn't imagine why we would have a message.
Me: "Hon, who's this message from?"
Roon: "What message?"
Me: "On the machine. Did someone call?"
Roon: "Maybe I was in the bathroom..."
We play the message, only to be reminded that Roon has a church assignment tonight, and will in fact, be standing me up.
How did I not know about this? Well, I really blame myself. You see, I was right there when Roon signed up for his assignment days, so I should have written them down somewhere. After all, it was my responsibility, being the only one in the house who knows how to operate a calendar.
Way to get my hopes up there, Casanova! What the Heck?!

Now, if you're up for a knee slappin' good time, head on over and visit MiMi at "Living in France" and link up with her to share your own tale of woe and despair. We won't laugh at you...forever, at least!

9 comments:

Vivienne said...

Oh man! That is a bummer!!! How late is his church assignment going to run? Could you do a little something afterwards? Grab a drink and a snack at a cute little place? Grab a bottle of wine and a board game and sit on your patio...? Anything? (We have 4 kids too, and we have to fabricate our "dates" whenever we can.) Good luck!

MiMi said...

Oh, that is HORRIBLE! I hate when that happens.

Myya said...

Bummer!!! Hopefully schedules will collide again & it will work out soon. Hubby & I got to go on a date the other night. We were planning on dinner & a movie. Dinner ran late so we missed the movie... by only about 10 minutes uggghhh. Anyways... we picked up our girls a little after 8:30 - how lame are we!

Emmy said...

Shoot! When I started reading this I thought you were going to say the lady backed out on you. Why do thinks always have to happen at the same time. Hopefully you can get out soon.

Xazmin said...

Grrrr! I sooo no the pain! I can't coun't the number of times I've been stood up do to an unexpected (or forgotten) church or work commitment of Hubby's! So sorry!

shortmama said...

Oh no that stinks! Hope you can do it soon!

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

:( I know how dissapointed you must be!! I hope you get a rain check!!:)

anya said...

"being the only one in the house who knows how to operate a calendar."
That's good! And sadly, also true in this house.

WhisperingWriter said...

Aww, well that stinks :(