I used to be able to keep on top of everything. Well - no longer!
Take yesterday morning for example. Another instance of top parenting by Jenny.
I am woken at 7.20 am by the sound of my front door opening. I suddenly realise in that instant that the older kids are supposed to be leaving for their 7.30 band at school. And I was supposed to be getting them up to do this because Rowan had already left at 6.30 am. Well, I stumble out of bed to the sight of my daughter walking out the door saying, 'I have to go, bye and I left you a note'. I turn around to see my son stumbling out of bed with the same realisation as me - he is supposed to be at band NOW! By some miracle he managed to get dressed, packed and shoved a piece of toast down while I quickly drove him to school to arrive at 7.31 am. Impressive!
Note to self: make sure alarm is set.
Note to husband: don't turn the alarm off
Note to daughter: you are amazingly independent and seem to survive despite your mother!