Yesterday, on picking Clara up at school, I discovered that her class is planning to host a Mother's Day luncheon on Friday at 11 AM. Thank- FREAKING- God my classes ended today, and WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY THINKING??
Yes, in principle it is a lovely idea. But what about the kids whose working mothers cannot come at that time, and especially with such short notice? Hard for the children whose Moms are not there; massive guilt-bomb for the Moms who cannot come.
As I ticked off "yes" on the sheet cheerfully headed "You're Invited! Please say you can come!" I noticed that one mother had already scrawled next to her daughter's name "I'm so SO sorry. I can't make it." I'm so SO relieved that for once it wasn't me.