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Sorry I am late….again

Every evening before I go to bed I plan the next day. I have a weekly planner so know what needs to get done each day but in the evening I plan the agenda. In my head it works out so well.

This morning the plan was…..
8h00 – 9h00 – Gym
9h15 – Home, fetch big kids and drop them at Debby
9h30 – Leave Debby and go to wedding venue
10h30 – Wedding venue

The morning went something like this…..

8h10 – leave home
8h25 – check Jack into Club V
8h30 – get into pool
8h58 – get out of pool and realise I won’t be able to do the rest of my workout
9h10 – get Jack, leave gym
9h30 – get big kids
9h45 – leave Debby’s to go to wedding venue
10h31 – get to Wedding venue (this was where I got lucky and overestimated how long it would take me to get to the venue.


THIS is how it goes EVERY SINGLE DAY! I am never on time any more and it drives me INSANE!!!!!!

I used to be on time. I hate being late. I would nag David, nag the kids but on time we would be!

I don’t know when it all fell apart but it has fallen apart. We were an hour late for the wedding decor day we planned on Friday – MY wedding decor and I was an hour late!

There are days where we actually start getting out the house well within our time but then actually end up in the car 5 minutes later than planned which by the time we are at the complex gate has morphed into 20 minutes late!

Jack has a bag that is permanently packed – we may need to add in a jacket or a shirt or something but for the most part we can just grab it and go. I just don’t know where we loose track of the time but I don’t like it.

I am that friend that is always late now. Even if I don’t have kids with me I can’t seem to get my stuff together. It is so frustrating.

Are you good at being on time? Does it bug you if people are late?



  1. 3 April, 2013 / 6:43 pm

    I used to be pedantic about being on time but since having kids I have definitely chilled.
    Being 30 minutes to an hour late is acceptable but when someone is over 2 hours late, that irritates me!

    Love Jacks hairdo in the first pic. Is that his wake up hair or did you style it like that? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ankia
    3 April, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    I’m always early, which causes me to spend half my life waiting for other people. I can’t change it so whatever. At least you try to be on time. There are people who just don’t care..

  3. 3 April, 2013 / 9:00 pm

    We are nearly always at least 30 minutes late for everything. It sucks. But I blame the kids. There is always something unexpected to deal with, like this morning when Riya decided to poo on the floor – as one does. Over share? Maybe. But it’s totally true!

    • 4 April, 2013 / 10:08 am

      Hahahaha. You know what’s worse than that. If they decide to poo on the floor, and then decide to clean it up themselves.

  4. 3 April, 2013 / 9:36 pm

    I’m pretty much a pain in the ass and always try to be on time but with kids its not always possible ๐Ÿ™

  5. 4 April, 2013 / 10:09 am

    I am only late if it is someone outside my household keeping us. Otherwise, no. I think this is due to the fact that I get up so early and have time to prepare things before kids get up.

  6. 4 April, 2013 / 10:36 am

    It bugs me a lot! I’m generally about half an hour early for everything. Most people know that about me already, if I’m going to come – I’ll be early, so don’t leave your shower till the last minute unless you want to open the door wearing a towel. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have you considered that your watch might be behind? Mwahaha…

  7. 4 April, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    I feel so much better now. I thought it can’t possibly just be me…that’s late ALL the time!!!! No matter what I do…. Even if I prep the day before…. Or get up hours before everyone else…. Sure as hell we will NOT be on time.
    I must add that each and every watch/clock that you encounter in our house will read a different time ๐Ÿ™‚ purely to give you a buffer so that you’re not TOO late for whatever. And also that, when I moved out of the house, I vowed that I will NOT rush through life. I will stop and smell the roses…- My mother is beyond punctual!!!pAin in the ass punctual actually – if she says we’re leaving at 7, she leaves at 6:45! True story – ask my husband who was at the time my boyfriend when witnessing this….

    Each to his own, I suppose. If you really want me to be punctual then I will be sans Dude and Dudie. But other than that I will get there when I get there….

  8. 4 April, 2013 / 4:56 pm

    I hate being late. Child1 does too. It makes him extremely anxious and he usually cries. I suspect that Child2 will be the same once he becomes aware of time โ€“ he is extremely pedantic about a great number of things already.
    I am usually on time ONLY iF I donโ€™t have to wait for my DH.
    The way I accomplish this is to do EVERYTHING at night. Packing bags, putting out stuff for breakfast, putting out clothing etc. And then I still try to leave about 20 minutes before I planned to leave to make provision for traffic etc. Itโ€™s not always easy with the kids but now that Child1 is aware of time, it does make life a lot easier. Having said that, I do think that you need to cut yourself some slack. Sometimes things happen that we canโ€™t control and it is possible to misjudge the amount of time that it can take to get to a place.
    My DH on the other hand has no respect for time. Except for work. He is never late for work. Only for everything else. HE goes ballistic when I plan and do stuff at night in order for us to be on time. Says he will not be governed by the time. The kids and I just leave without him.
    Btw…I have a friend who is a chronic latecomer. She is WORSE than my DH. Drives me NUTS! And she sees nothing wrong with it which makes it even worse. She doesnโ€™t even try! At least you try. Cut yourself some slack.

  9. 8 April, 2013 / 3:25 pm

    I used to be on time – now I am always 20 minutes late. It drives me insane. LOVE Jack’s hair in the first pic – classic 21st material pic that ๐Ÿ˜‰


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