So, how do you organize your life so you can be an involved parent without being psycho? And, by the way, still get some writing done?
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Just say no
How do I get myself so overcommitted? I don't understand. I hate being in leadership roles, I'm not overly interested in being part of the team, I really don't even want to get involved. And yet, here I am, "Scholastic Liason" for the elementary school book fair. I was told it would be simple, placing orders and checking the boxes when they arrive. I pictured myself with a clipboard checking off the books and that was the end of it. But no...they lied to hook me and now I'm stuck. Next week, I have to be at the elementary school every day at 8 am to set up the books, stay through the day to see what the big sellers are and to rearrange the shelves if necessary, and stay until 5 or 6 to place reorders for the next day. How did this happen? In the meantime, my 2 boys are both playing soccer AND baseball, and my oldest daughter is playing softball. Can I tell you how crazy my schedule is?! The highlight of next week, aside from the obvious-bedtime-is that I'm showing an author around our school for the day on Wednesday. Author, and former teacher, Laurie Krebs is visiting our school for the day. That part at least should be fun! I fully intend to pick her brain.