This morning, when I dropped by the school to tell some other parents what to do, I was asked by Miss Laphem, the school secretary, where Cari has been. The school has been trying to reach her and of course she is off the grid at Burning Man.
When I tried to explain how Burning Man was an amazing, conciousness raising event, Miss Laphem actually quite rudely interupted me and informed me that there was a PTO meeting in one hour. I was surprised. I thought that schedule of meetings was just a guideline, and Cari and I could say when and where we want to meet. Apparently not. I tried to explain how I had barre and then a luncheon with my book club and then cross fit and Miss Laphem replied, “Well then Cari had better get her ass home from Burning Man, hadn’t she.”
Wow. Just wow. I had no Idea Miss Laphem could be so spicy.
What else could I do? I ran home and changed into a more PTO vice presidential outfit and headed back. Thank God Krystyn was in charge of the agenda, because otherwise I would have been lost.
It turns out that Cari and I were also supposed to be planning a party for the faculty this Friday. It is an annual event called “Second Friday”, although I am sure I can come up with something better, and when I was asked where it was going to be I had no idea and blurted out, “My house.” Oh dear. I guess I’d better call some caterers.