Tick, Tick

Posted by ZenMom Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It was a beautiful morning.  The sun was shining, the sky was clear and there was just a slight nip in the air.  Add to that being greeted by the SWAT team at school, and you have the makings of one fine day.

The sad thing is, I'm not even exaggerating.

This morning was calm -- at least by our standards.  Everyone got ready without too much fuss and there was only one fight over the bathroom.  We even got out the door on time to bring my younger daughter to school.

I thought is was kind of funny that we were hitting so much traffic.  Then I saw the sirens at the school.  Silly me thought is was just an accident blocking the way.  Under much protest -- I had my girl get out and walk the rest of the way.  Hey, I'm pretty practical and it was definitely going to take less time for her to walk than for me to drive.

I was making my way home when I called the school to let them know she might be a tad late.  That's when I was promptly told by the somewhat flustered receptionist, "Uh, the school's closed right now.  We've had a bomb threat."


You've never seen a car whip around so quickly.  I think I broke a few speed records trying to get back to my daughter.  Luckily she was safe and home we went.

I don't have a lot of info yet, but it seems a suspicious package was found in the parking lot.  Examining it was the police department, the bomb squad, the SWAT team and the fire department.  Topping off the spectacle, we even made the news.  Even the news helicopters came out for this one.

The worst thing about this?  Once again, this was my day.  The day when my little guy goes to Lunch Bunch and I have the house to myself.  So all the way home I just kept shaking my head, wondering why the Powers that Be have it out for me so badly.  Damn, I'm a bad mommy.

Calm has left the building,

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  1. blueviolet Says:
  2. I wonder what it was? (Hopefully just somebody's forgotten lunch)

  3. newmumover40 Says:
  4. Oh dear. I hope it has been all sorted out and that you still got to have a lovely day!

  5. I would so do this - drop my kid off to walk on the day there might be a bomb.
    I've got the same missing good luck bug as you when it comes to feeling silly and school being closed on my me day! So sorry you didn't get your you time. At least it was just a scare. Phew!

  6. Helene Says:
  7. Wow, that's crazy! Who would just leave a random package in the parking lot? And of all days, the one day you finally get the house to yourself?? I would've been irritated too...LOL! But then again, thank goodness it wasn't an actual bomb!!

  8. Oh, man, that's so not fair!

  9. Noelle Says:
  10. geez, how scary! i'm glad everything turned out ok and that it wasn't more serious. i'm keeping my fingers crossed that you will get YOUR day next week.

  11. Anonymous Says:
  12. How crazy scary is that! Glad all was well.( except the screwing up your day thing - that part stinks when we have plans of solitude and it doesn't happen!)

  13. What a nightmare!!! Did you send her to school the next day because I am pretty certain I would think about Homeschool!


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