Back-To-School with Mother Hen
Mother Hen realizes that down there in the US of A, some kidlets head back to school in August. Up here in Canada-Eh, little chicks and roosters return to the classroom after Labour Day. (Yes, that is how it is spelled here. Get over it.)
That means that MH still has a couple of weeks to get her feathers together and make sure that Missy Hen and Junior Rooster are suitably outfitted and raring, well, okay, ready to go.
Here is the Game Plan.
|15 Ask Father Rooster to get the Supply List from the school.
||16 Ask Missy Hen to get the Supply List from the school.
||17 Take Junior Rooster to get the Supply List from the school.
||18 Read the Supply List.Freak out!(Why does a Grade 3 rooster need a protractor set ANYWAY? To poke his neighbour’s eyes out?)
||19 Check in drawers, closets, old backpacks, under beds and in laundry baskets for leftover school supplies.
||20 Forget that. A search unearthed box of 12 chewed pencils, one black eraser, 7 broken crayons and 2 dead mice. Ew!
||21 Day of rest to thank the Creator for only making back-to-school once a year.
|22 Firmly determine to go and get school supplies.
||23 Decide instead to order supplies online. Chicken stores are notoriously under-stocked anyway.
||24 Actually look at Honest Fred’s – Your Friendly Discount Office Supply Store’s website.
||25 Get up the nerve to go to Honest Fred’s checkout and see what the damage is. Keep bucket handy for throw up.
||26 Get up the nerve to tell Father Rooster what the bill comes to. (“Honest” Fred is a large duck, so he always has a big bill. Hee-hee!)
||27 Order supplies. Realize that they will never arrive on time.
||28 Day of rest to ask the Creator for another week to get school supplies.
|29 Let down the hem on Missy’s old school uniform. Tell Junior to pretend he is wearing shorts.
||30 Pack up chewed pencils, black eraser and broken crayons in last year’s backpacks.
||31 Sew up holes in last year’s backpacks and repack.
||1 Pack leftover popcorn in lunch bags. Tell Missy and Junior to just wing it, and have a good day anyway.
||2 Dance the happy dance with all the other hens!
||3 Go get some re-tail therapy.
||4 Post-pone telling Father Rooster about the re-tail therapy.