Humm, I thought as I slowed down my driving and cocked my head like a confused puppy, my car has never made that noise at me before.  Maybe it will just go away, my irrational mind rationalized.

It was the end of the day, Friday.  After attending a last minute meeting my principal called for our grade level team, having to chase three rogue crickets around my classroom who had escaped as I was transferring them from their shipping container to their habitat (our science unit is insects), and gathering materials for lesson planning (and planning my second formal observation that is next week) all I wanted to do was uneventfully go home.

But I was not going home.  I was on my way to pick up the boys and then go grocery shopping for the following morning, (today), was (is) Practice Thanksgiving.

The beeping came again.  I turned off the radio – when I am alone in the car, it is loud and I am a rock star – the beeping did not go away.

I pulled over, got out and circled the car, looking for I-don’t-know-what.  I saw nothing.

I got back in the car and stared out the passenger window feeling deflated and defeated.  And then my rational mind kicked in.  Piled up on the passenger seat next to me were my two large book bags.  Each bag was overflowing with binders and books and papers.  And they were a bitch to carry the long distance from my classroom to the car.  They were heavy. 

I removed them from the seat, that smart seat, which beeps to alert everyone in the car that the passenger is not wearing their seatbelt.

I think, perhaps, that I am bringing home too much work.  Either that or I need to better protect my book bags by buckling them up before driving home.

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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7 Responses to BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!

  1. ha ha ha – you are bring home too much work!

  2. Deborah the Closet Monster says:

    :O I occasionally put groceries on the front passenger seat, and I’ve never gotten any kind of warning! This leads me to believe you might indeed be bringing home too much work.

    (Glad you blogged about it, though! Brightened my morning to see you in my feed.)

    • shoes says:

      I usually bring home quite a bit of work, but this weekend I must have tipped the scales – at least according to my car. Glad I brightened your morning. I can’t believe how spotty my blogging has become. It is all I can do right now just to keep my head above water in life and work, so the writing will have to be fit in when possible.

  3. Heather W says:

    You had me going there! I’m glad the answer was that simple. And I hope you had a happy Practise Thanksgiving. 🙂

    • shoes says:

      I am glad it was that simple too! I was fretting about how I was going to find the time and money to take my car into the shop. And Practice Thanksgiving was a smashing good time! 🙂

  4. yes, you are defintely bringing home too much work, lol

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