“Mom, we’re out of printer paper!” Darling Daughter number one (DD1) called out. “I’m ready to print now. My paper is due TOMORROW.”
That last word was a bit of a shout.
I walked over to her printer. I noticed that the paper tray was actually empty. I checked the other printers in the house and the storage cabinet. Yes, we were indeed out of paper.
(What ever happened to that huge cache of office supplies that we bought at the beginning of the school year?)
I looked it my watch. 9:05 p.m. … That meant that I had less than an hour to get to the office supply store before it closed. With a sigh, I headed out the door.
Once again, I had been blindsided by a last-minute school project.
My question for you today, WritingThoughts readers, what do you do when your child informs you of a crucial school project at the last minute? Do you rush out the door to buy whatever they need?
(The “need” has been everything from a football tee shirt, to poster board, to candy corn, to an actual can of corn.)
Or, do you tell your child to plan better and tell you sooner next time?
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