Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I've Been Drafted

I've managed to avoid this day for 16 years.
When Ari started kindergarten, I was 9 months pregnant with Alex so that was a good OUT.

Next came Indy so I was good for a few more years.

When Indy started school, I would offer to help any Parent who was crazy brave enough to take on the dreaded "room Mom" title.
I have always been a fixture in all of my kids schools and have helped out as often as needed and asked.
Indy has a new teacher this year. Not only is she new to the school but she is new to teaching. She is darling and I love that Indy has her. 
I have told all the other third grade teachers that they had better help our new girl out so she won't be scared off the first year and run for the hills, ( I would totally run for the hills).

So in my effort to help out as much as possible I put my name down on the "room Mom Team" sign up sheet at back to school night, assuming lots of other parents would also sign up.  
 Little miss teacher called last night to tell me that no one else signed up for that job and would I mind um going to the "Room Mom" meeting tomorrow. Of course I said sure ( thinking I would surely be able to get out of it).

Not so much. 

I've officially been drafted with no chance of honorable discharge.

I'm in charge of this class of little punks.
I've always said that I'm not that mom. Not very crafty and frankly... not that nice. Someone is playing a joke on me. 
I've got two days to get my shit together so I don't look like a fool and so our sweet little miss Teacher has our full support and a bull dog by her side ( that's me).

I can do bull dog, I'm not so sure I can do sweet Suzy Homemaker room mom.

I will throw my  own personal twist into this job and do my best. I will write about it along the way so all of you future and present room parents can either relate to me or laugh your asses off at my expense.
Go ahead laugh..
I totally deserve it.
Maybe I'll make this crafty little bouquet of flowers just to show our new teacher that I am up for the challenge.

I think.


gkitty said...

Lucky teacher, lucky little punks, lucky you!! It's all love!

Mere said...

hahaha sucka! you have to know it was going to happen! you are the punk!