Last night was our second PTO (parent teacher organization) meeting of the year. I remember my mom being involved in the PTA when I was a kid, and I always assumed I would be a part of my kids' school organization.
I went into this year with one goal. Be a part of the club, offer assistance when needed and DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES VOLUNTEER TO TAKE OVER ANYTHING.
Since the boys are still sick, Marty stayed home with them and I went to the meeting solo. Big mistake. I tend to act before I fully think things through (of course, in my state of severe sleep deprivation, it takes about a week to fully "think things through") and I needed him there to hold my hand.
Now, I don't mean that I needed him to hold my hand like a child and walk me through it, I literally needed him to hold my hand in a tight grip and hold it down so I didn't raise it when there were no other volunteers.
But as my dear friend Brenda told me via facebook, and this is a direct quote: HAHAHAHA kinder-mom's all have "sucker" stamped on their forehead!!!!!
Thanks a bunch.
I am now in charge of the "Spirit wear" order, which is the t-shirts and sweatshirts and everything else they sell at the school. I am taking it on with another mom who will be in charge of actually collecting the orders and money from families, but I get to decide on logos, design, colors, vendors, and actually place the order.
I wasn't going to, really, I wasn't but when there were no volunteers, they said they would just not do spirit wear this year, which make me freak out because I wanted Emma to get a cute sweatshirt that had her name on the back like the big kids.
I panicked. And I raised my hand.
Because I am a "sucker" like that.