Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jury Duty

I was called to jury duty today. They say it's a good thing, your right as an american, your duty as an American................ I would like to someday sit on a jury but not this day. My kids are so little and the thoughts of not being home and in charge of them is scary. The oldest 2 would be in school all day and Wild Man was dropped off at my best friends house; and that right there is reason to worry. Oh Wild Man how you wear me out and now I have dropped you off to wear out the friends.:) I have never had the honor/duty/stress of jury service before. I have recieved 2 you will do this invites but one was to take place the week my little cheerleader was born and the other just months after Wild Man was born. I sent a note back saying with her hey I will be giving birth that week and recieved back you have been relieved of service. Then with Wild Man I called and asked "can I bring a nursing bab". I already knew the answer would be no and they said they would put me back in the pool for a later date. Well, later arrived and last night I heard the automated lady say I would be needed for duty on the 12th. Oh yea!!!!!! My letter to her would say: Dear Automated Lady, do you know what it is like for a momma of 3 to have to hang up the phone and then find a sitter for the Wild Man, find a sub to cover your crossings, call your crossing partner to fill in the details, help 2 big kids to memorize the schedule of going to school, coming home from school, getting ready for baseball and so on. If I could make one teeny tiny request is there anyway we can know maybe 24 hours in advance so that finding the substitute mommy, taxi, crossing guard would be a little easier. All arrangements were made, I got there on time (i know, big accomplishment for me) and then sat and waited and waited!!! In the end I was not chosen and I relieved the sub mommy and took over the schedule. Someday, when the kids are big and life for me has less in it I would really enjoy sitting on a jury and partaking in my rights as an American but I am glad it wasn't today.


  1. I have never done it & hope to NEVER do it!! It totally scares me. Good job girlfriend for doing it!

  2. Welcome to AMERICA!!! It's not so bad ... kinda fun but HARD with little ones!!!! I did it many years ago .. Lindsay did it a couple years ago and Chris has too!!

  3. Angela! This is Jill Bowcutt. I'm so happy I came across your blog! Keep the updates coming. I'm kinda in no mans land out here and I need something good to read :) Hope you guys are doing well!