I'm annoyed. Talk me off the ledge.
I had to work late last night, so I didn't leave the office until 5:30. As I was walking out, I remembered that I had forgotten to take anything out for dinner, so I called The Agent to see what he wanted me to pick up. He gets off work at 4:30 and he has to pick up the kids, so I figured he would be almost home by then.
He was still at the office. He was in a meeting that was running long.
"OK, well I'll get Bug and you get BK and I'll see you at home," I said.
"I don't think I'm going to be able to get out right now," The Agent answered.
"It's already 5:30. I can't get to both kids' schools by 6 pm," I argued.
"Honey, I'm in the middle of a meeting," The Agent repeated. "I can't leave."
"Fine. I'll figure it out." And I hung up.
By driving only slightly above the speed limit, I was able to make it to Bug's school and then to BK's preschool, with 3 minutes to spare. So, everything was fine. But I was still annoyed. What if I hadn't called? When was he going to figure out that he needed to pick up his children?
The Agent has an extremely stressful job, and I get that. If he had called me at 5, I would have had no problem going to get the kids (in fact, that's what he had done the night before). But he didn't even call. He forgot.
I want his children to be at the very front of his mind at all times, with me a close second.