I mention fairly frequently how great my friends are and how much I rely on them as a support system. They almost always have my back. At times, leaving me feeling like I'll never be able to reciprocate in kind.
I had the chance this week. A coworker and friend who lives nearby was going to be out of town and she asked if I would pick up and bring her daughter home for two days so her husband wouldn't have to go out of his way do so. It was truly no problem and only added about 5 minutes to our morning routine.
Friday morning, we piled into the car and The Girl told The Boy, "Boy, why don't you just sit in the way back. Then we don't have to rearrange when we get Phoebe!"
I'd commented that that made since and into the car we hopped...early, I might add!
About half way to school, just as we are pulling onto the highway, The Girl exclaims, "Mamma! We forgot Phoebe!"
In the time it took me to get from my garage to the front of my neighborhood, I went on auto-pilot, turned left instead of right and COMPLETELY FORGOT to pick up my friend's daughter!
We turned around, got her, and went from being early to late.
Luckily, I get into work early enough in the morning that even running that late, we were still on time.