Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Irretuable, Final Proof that God Exists

The Matron pushed the button on the home phone answering machine.

"Hi there! John and Mary, my name is Angel and I play Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music. I see by the cast list that you live just a few blocks from where I work and your house is right on my way home, too. I remember how hard it was to juggle all the driving and games and lessons when my children were young--they're 22 and 24 now--so I thought I would offer to drive Scarlett. I can drive her to and from most of the actual performances, and I can drive her to and from the rehearsals that we share -- which look like will be quite a few, soon. I also can come over early the first day, so you can meet me and be sure you're completely comfortable entrusting your child to my care. Scarlett and I have already chatted quite a bit during rehearsal, so you can check with her too. Children have fabulous instincts, I think, don't they? Anyway, my contact information is all on the cast list. Look forward to chatting soon!"

Entrust her child to a total stranger?! The Matron fell to her knees and wept while speed dialing before the stranger could change her mind.

Tonight, rehearsal for the entire cast ends at 10 pm. And the Matron won't be there! Thank you, God-Buddha-Allah-Oprah. And Frau Schmidt. The Matron is once again astounded at the depth and complexity of mama-love.

15 comments:

Raven said...

Thank you for proof that not all people suck!

Becky said...

Wow, I think you should make Frau Schmidt a strudel!

Lynda said...

I love Frau Schmidt already.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Now I feel guilty for never liking Frau Schmidt in the play.

justhay said...

Oh, I am almost in grateful tears for you. One less item for the Matrons endless list of to-dos!

smalltownmom said...

Hooray!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

So, what you're saying is that God has a license to drive?

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

Thanks!!

I needed to hear the Frau Schmidt story - I was starting to thing everyone just sucked!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Yes, carpool standards decrease in direct proportion to the amount of driving you are required to do.

It sounds like you lucked out with a winner this time--and I bet Scarlett ends up with an amazing relationship with a kindred spirit. One more person in your village.

thefirecat said...

And her name is Angel? Like God couldn't have even been a LITTLE subtle?

Cha Cha said...

It's a Christmas miracle! Hurray!

Tammy said...

Three cheers for Frau Schmidt!

I Like the new title picture too.

JCK said...

Lovely human being!

Angie said...

What a gift! Do you think she would mind going a teansy bit out of her way and coming to Wisconsin to run my kids??

Jocelyn said...

Holy Crap. She's getting a great gift card at the holidays, right?