I’m a mess. I’m a relatively happy-in-my-own-tornado-mess kind of person. It’s taken me a loooooong time to be comfortable in my stay at home mom uniform and i’m good. As long as I have my small but mighty army of like-minded supportive friends, I am content.
We are new to this school and district since moving. I’m trying to responsibly follow orders and sign my kid up for the right things. Park in the designated zones, drop off in the right line, pick up in the appropriate areas. I’m keeping it all strait while calendar-ing curriculum night and lego club sign-ups, all while trying to remember that I now have two schools and schedules to keep track of.
I find out in order to sign my son up for extra curriculars, I have to be a member of PTA.
I do this all online.. you know, how God intended we all interact with each other. It takes me to a seemingly simple page for volunteer opportunities. I see a box to check beside a description of filling baking needs or cooking needs for staff appreciation day. Might involve dropping off or picking up things before and after event. (duh)
Seems lazy-friendly. Something I can do with a preschooler in tow. I check the box and feel i’ve fulfilled my parenting duty.
I just opened up an email from someone thanking me for Co-chairing the staff appreciation luncheon, and lets meet to go over ideas she’s lined up.
Excuse me while I swap out my shat upon drawers for clean ones.
I recover and reply with a truly pathetic sputtering of apologies and attempt to graciously bow out.
I dont do the organized grown up lab partner thing very well. I JUST got a taste of 2.5 hours of blissful responsibility-free time during the week – literally just began today!- i cannot give up that freedom. I wont! Not yet! I’m like a caged animal just let out to pee on a tree and sniff the grass. Please, God, don’t take my freedom and replace it with committees and lists and binders and planners (and the Monica Gellar type parents who DO get off on this stuff, thankgoodnessforthembutdontaskmetodoit)!!
Can’t they just take my home made boxed brownie mix deliciousness and call it even?!