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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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TuTu over at Tutu's Bliss is hosting Two Cents Tuesday. She has a fine post about romance, quite fitting for the week of Valentine's Day. If you'd like to play along, Mr. Linky is up on her site and I'm sure we'd all be better off having read your two cents worth.
As for me, I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about Classroom Parties. Ahhh, I hear the groan from the audience now.
Here's the scenario...I room full of second graders all forced to pretend they like each other by delivering store bought cards to each other in the hopes that they will bring home bags of candy. Enter the mothers in charge of the party.
I was lucky enough to be selected as a classroom helper. The paper sent home to me included this endearing sentiment: IF YOU THINK ABOUT BRINGING ANY OF YOUR OTHER NON-SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN TO THIS PARTY, WE WILL BE FORCED TO PLACE YOU AND SAID CHILDREN IN THE SCHOOL FREEZER FOR THE DURATION.
I paraphrased a little, but you get the point. Without a moment's pause, I guarantee someone will bring their younger child and say the directions were not clear.
Anywho...back to the party. I'm in charge of the craft. Yeah. I like crafts. Valentines Day is a tough one though as many boys find pink to be the most vile color in the crayon box. The "Co-ordinator" or top dog mama as I refer to her wants me to do DOILIES! Seriously. HOW. OLD. ARE. YOU?
"I think boys would love to make a doily card for their mothers," says Mary Jane. Personally, I think she's been hittin' the pipe a little. I mean how many 7 or 8 year old boys do you know that want to do anything even reasonably appropriate with a doily??
How do you get the co-ordinating job? Do I have to attend PTO/PTA meetings? Raise your hand if you think those are just an extension of the pretty girls/popular club from high school. I know....it's a grown up snobority.
I vetoed the dollies without a majority vote. I figured it works for our government it should work for a party about love. I decided to do a bookmark craft and then I come to find out that my dear hubby is taking me away for the weekend on a surprise trip...Did I mention I hate surprises???
Alas, it seems I won't be able to help at the party.
Do you think that by cancelling this close to the actual date, I may get blacklisted from future classroom parties or, dear I even say it, not be allowed to chaperon the end of the year field trip???? ****GASP****
I can promise you this...I made a vow to my daughter that even if I have to drop off the craft on my way out of town...she will not be making a doily!
- I'm a 41 year old (gasp) freelance writer, school cafeteria manager, wife and mother. I have three children and one anxious and overweight beagle. I use my blog to make others laugh, to share some cool crafts, to document my lunchlady adventures and to lament about the challenges faced by us all on the journey called life. Thanks for visiting. Please leave some crack...um...I meant some comments.