Thursday, September 20, 2007

i wonder if i'll have to wear a sash?

good morning to you all out there in cyber space!

i am eating my wheaties - as recommended by my trainer - and figure i have all day to talk myself into working out tonight. it's pretty bad when your first thought upon waking is "how on earth am i going to work out today?"

so - meg is going to be a girl scout! she is super excited, and her first meeting is monday. i am tickled that she wants to & kyra has no interest. i've been looking for ways to help them differentiate their personal lives without one or the other feeling excluded...up til now it's been every activity together - piano & art lessons, various church activities, etc. but last night at 9:40pm i got a phonecall from the troupe leader (bearing in mind, we haven't even gone to a meeting yet) telling me they needed a money person for the cookie fundraiser. now, it's just someone to collect the money, but... what??!? how does this happen? you all know how i feel about being field trip mom, and this seems a lot like that, only worse, because i have to go to - i kid you not - "COOKIE TRAINING" again, what?!?!? it makes me wonder if there are really moms out there who love this stuff, or if they are like me, and figure it's the price you pay for the joys of being a mom...

6 comments:

Angela said...

If it's anything like what I've heard being a teacher, some moms use it as an outlet for their need to feel like they're in total control. It's the "I've been to school, so I know how to teach better than you do," syndrome. Only clothed in the sheep's wool of, "This would be fun for the girls!"

Sarah said...

Oh the possibilities. An insider on the cookie front..I'll start my corruption schemes now...

rachel said...

yeah - you'd all better plan on buying cookies from meg...or you'll be sorry...

Sarah said...

No..Im thinking who needs to BUY cookies when the money-master could be corrupted. Take the position. Is there a such thing as cookie laundering?

Annie said...

I'm right there with you...and Angela is absolutely right about the controlling moms...You've got my order for thin mints right here!!

rachel said...

"cookie laundering"? hmm...let me just say that if anyone is going to reap the benefits of cookie laundering, it's going to be ME!! mwah ha ha haaa!