My sister got a call from her youngest daughter's teacher today. She is planning a field trip soon and couldn't remember if she had sent home the permission slips yet. "Which parent could I call to find out? Which parent would be able to tell me if this paper had gone home already?" Stacey got the call.
"That was a weird call," Stacey told me. I was on the other line.
"Why?" I asked. "I think she was just saying that you are the most organized and reliable mom.
Not so surprisingly, I have never received a call like that.