Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Evil snack lady

Yep, that's me! That's how I feel right now.

Today was my turn to bring snack for Brooklyn's soccer team. I have been back to first trimester all-day sickness for over a week now and was praying all day that the rain would continue so our game would get cancelled and I could just sleep. No such luck. I got up and washed and cut up apples for the 8 kids on our team as well as a few extras for siblings and put them into individual baggies for the half-time snack and then I packed juice boxes and fruit by the foots for after the game. Brook and I got there early and I carried the cooler and my camp chair across the field to where our game was going to be and got set up(Jon was on an appointment and was going to meet us there).

Half time. I pull out my hand sanitizer wipes for the kids to clean their hands before snack and then reach for the bags of apple slices to pass out. I hear someone say "Come get your snacks" and see the kids line up at another parent who is passing out gogurts. What?!?!?!? I was really confused and I asked why he had snacks because it was my day....okay so "asked" may not be the right term. I'm pregnant and sick and reluctantly fulfilled my obligation and someone else shows up with tubes of yogurt....I probably came off a little aggressive. The coach said that someone would have to bring snacks for Monday and I said that it wouldn't be me; today was my scheduled day and I brought it.

After the game the coach tells me that she saw the dad wipe a tear from his eye. Now I don't really know how much of that is true and how much was the coach teasing me, but I felt really really bad at this point. Then I felt mad that I felt bad about it. IT WAS MY TURN TO BRING SNACK! How hard is it to look at a schedule and know when your date is? So then I get in the car and just start bawling. Now this man and who knows who else thinks that I am just an evil raging snack freak. Great.


Anonymous said...

You shouldnt feel bad at all!!! I hate when people just do stuff without it being their day or just to do it! Its rude and throws everyone else off!!! That is what schedules are for!!

~Laura said...

oh wow... a GUY wiping a TEAR from his eye because a pregnant woman defended her turf???? What is this world coming to? CRAZY. You'd think HE was the hormonal one! :)

Take it easy, pop a chocolate, and don't fret - I'm a raging tornado when preggo.


From The Land Of Green Tea said...

If I was that guy I would have grabbed my yogurts and ran. He really didn't stand a chance. I mean, what was he thinking? Did he really think he could give out snacks on YOUR snackday? He was one hundred percent in the wrong. It'll be a while before he can look at apples or yogurt the same way. =P

Miranda said...

That totally made me laugh. It's so IMPORTANT! and RUDE!

i keep trying to think of something witty to say about the passing insanity... except it's sort of not passing! well, good luck with that!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! You made a grown man cry!

The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
~Jill Churchill