Thursday, March 5, 2009

Being Eaten Alive with a Smile on My Face!

So for the last 3 years I have served on the P. T .A board at Lexi's school and helped the year before so I could keep Lexi's Zone variance, last year was a NIGHTMARE!! This year has been great as far as the people I get to work with, but it has been tons of work for a few of us who seem to be doing EVERY Event by ourselves! We always try to get as many volunteers as possible to help if we can but the daily grind and prep for most things end up with a couple very devoted Mom's!! I wish there were more that came to help but it's the nature of the beast and we just suck it up and do what needs to be done for the sake of the kids and the school!! Recently we have been preparing for the Basket Auction and there have been long days spent making fliers, passing them out, collecting items for baskets, making the baskets look pretty, making signs for food and tickets, and having meetings about the previous things as well as all other things "Basket Auction". My husband has been wonderful in helping with the kids so that I could be at the school doing my duty and I am grateful for the women who are there helping because we laugh while we work! I do what I do with the reward of being familiar with the teachers and the staff at the school and Lexi has been fortunate to attend a better school than she otherwise would have! It does kick my butt though, I often come home after dark feeling like I have been beat with a cardboard stick (thanks Carla)!!

I am sure I am not the only Mom out there who has spent time at the school helping out , so here's to all of you that devote time and talents to the education of your children, for giving of yourself even though you swore at the age of 10 that you would never go back to Elementary school!! :)

All for this sweet girl!!

1 comment:

Jessi McCall said...

I'm sure Lexi LOVES that you help out! I'm sure it's harder work than most people realize, and the school staff probably love you for making their lives easier! Good for you for pitching in! :)