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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

There's something wrong with me



Last night was Back to School Night. I'd never done that Run-Between-Two-Classes thing before; we prioritized Kindergarten so I barely even got to hear what Child 1's teacher had to say. It's okay, I'm sure I'll be meeting with her a lot in the coming months.

Anyway, many of you may know this about me already, but I am a chronic volunteer-er (we have a support group, it's called the PTA Exec. Board, and we meet at the Bread Workshop). I spend so much fucking time doing shit for that damn school it's a miracle I manage to get myself dressed in the morning. Okay, the truth is that sometimes I don't manage to get myself dressed in the morning, but the important thing here is that I get my children dressed in the morning. Anyway, I do a lot for the school, but one thing I've never done is volunteer in the classroom. It might help the teacher and the other kids but I don't think it would be helpful for Child 1, because having me around would make him ignore what he's supposed to be doing and just want to sit in my lap all day, so I think it serves him best if I just stay away. I don't think Child 2 will have that problem, though, so ... um, I think I may have signed up for stuff I don't have time for. And I've never been a room parent before, I just don't have the time and trying to get other people to step up is too fucking exhausting so I don't bother, so last night I was like "I'm not going to be a room parent! I'm just walking right by both of those sign up sheets! HA HA!" But then I looked at the lists and there was only one person signed up for each one, and in the K room it's a brand new parent and I didn't want them to have to do it all by themselves, so, um.... I think I'm now a room parent in both my kids' rooms.

Seriously, will somebody please shoot me? Just shoot me now, at least that way I might get some sleep....



3 comments:

crogers said...

I would shoot you, but I don't think the judge would accept "She just would not stop volunteering" as a defense. I know, I'll become much more needy so you won't have time to volunteer.

Anonymous said...

what crogers said...
I was a volunteer in your classroom for a number of years. Maybe you have to get much older to finally say...no more...me first - my kids will manage fine without me around so much

Right wing bastard said...

You are suffering from a severe lack of disdain for people! Where is your general hatred of groups and crowd mentalities? Where is your "I need to take care of me before I can take care of anyone else" attitude? I think you need some counseling. Your "give a shit" is way too high.

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