Joe's aunt and uncle are celebrating baptism anniversaries with several of their godchildren today with a trip to the Kennedy Center. He received his invitation weeks ago, and the event was duly written on the family calendar. Len's sister followed up a few days ago with an email. Yesterday we spoke about the arrangements--dropping Joseph off at their church and picking up from their house later.
You see where this is going, don't you?
1:40 p.m.: The phone rings. "Barb?"
Aaaargh! Joe was supposed to be at church TEN MINUTES AGO! I managed to COMPLETELY forget!
It turned out fine. Joe changed, we hopped in the car and zipped down the highway, arriving at the Kennedy Center just a few minutes after the rest of his group. He didn't even miss the instrument petting zoo before the performance.
It was almost pleasant driving into DC without traffic--zoom, zoom. It would have been nice to not have to drive so far, but the worst part was really that feeling of totally losing my mind.