Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Duking It Out

    The other day I got the PTA paperwork for my son's school. I filled it out, being sure to follow all the directions, and returned it immediately. Normally, I would attribute such anal retentiveness to my OCD, but this time it was different. For those of you who may be unaware, I'm going to let you in on a little secret: When it comes to the PTA, there's this intense, unspoken competition among stay-at-home moms, battling it out for positions. It's so weird. Even though we're all super busy with kids and part time jobs and whatnot, there HAS to be time for the PTA. For some parents, just volunteering here and there is enough. But for crazy moms like me, it's so not. Some folks just bring a bag of red and green M&M's to the holiday party and call it a day. But there is a large group of us who can't and won't settle for that shit. We have to PLAN the party. Make the snacks. Choose the activities, decorations, and paper products. Delegate jobs to other moms and threaten their replacement if their duties are not fulfilled. Be in on all the action. Get the teacher's cell phone number! It's quite ridiculous, really, yet I'm a willing and committed participant. I live for this shit and I won't go down without a fight. I would be the best Room Mom ever. I could also kick most of the other moms' asses if need be. Just sayin'. 

"Who's running the bake sale? Say it!"
"You are."
"I can't hear you!"
"YOU ARE!"
"Yeah, that's what I thought, bitch." 

9 comments:

Angie said...

I wanna be one of those Moms but they bankey-poo-heads would take the house if I gave up my fabulous 7-5 existence...So on behalf of me...GET 'EM LUCY!!

Anonymous said...

i'll make your holiday party goodies! - lak

Fire Wife said...

I have a feeling if I were a SAHM I would soooooo be one of those moms.

But since I'm not, I'm the bring-the-bag-of-M&Ms-and-fee-guilty-that-I-didn't-do-more mom instead.

Hey, everybody had to have a role, right?

Eva Gallant said...

LOL! Love the photo and caption! You go girl!

jesterqueen said...

Have fun with that. I'll show up and help, but please for all our sakes don't put me in charge.

Memoirs of Me & Mine said...

This post ROCKS. I completely understand.

http://www.memoirsofmeandmine.com/

Nika Corwin, Just Another tired Mommy said...

LOVE this. What I don't love? The fact that I am now the PTO PRESIDENT. WHAT?! I am going to need A LOT of liquid help...

Nika Corwin, Just Another tired Mommy said...

Also, I know these blog awards probably don't excite you, but you ARE my sistah from another mistah, so how could I not nominate you?
http://anothertiredmommy.blogspot.com/2012/10/lovely-blogs.html

Jen F. said...

Now following from Bloggy Mom. Hope to see you following back very soon!