Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Camping At The Gate

So, today is the first day of school for our kids. We have one in Kindergarten, one in Second, one in Fourth, one in Sixth, one in Eighth and one a Junior in High School. Yes…we have our hands full. Between the afterschool sports, Swimming, rock climbing, soccer, lacrosse, karate, homework help, making dinners and lunches…we barely have time to do anything.

I, wanting to step in and help out (be involved) offered both Insane Mama and myself to volunteer at the middle school twice a week for a few hours each day. We will be at the front gate checking people in. Now…I know…what was I thinking?…taking more of our time to sit at the school…we barely have enough time to buy groceries, clean the house, etc.

Now…I don’t know about you, but where we live…there are some VERY difficult parents. The city that we live in is a funny mix of people. Minus the elderly and homeless populations the city is split between, very laid back, cool, beach-going folks who just want to have their kids get a good education and enjoy life….and the very wealthy, snooty, obnoxious, controlling, uptight people who won’t let their kids be kids and who feel the need to get(DEEP) into everyone else’s shit (business).

Last year we did one day at the gate and had a good time. We played Scrabble and had an opportunity to “parent watch.” It was a blast sometimes, watching these ridiculous parents strolling in thinking that rules don’t apply to them and that their kids were the only ones who mattered. Not to mention what some of these freaks wore. It is scary when you see that mother of a 7th grader waltz into the school dressed like a mix between a hooker and a high school slut. How embarrassing is that for the kid? Anyway…we see all kinds and have gotten a kick out of it.

This year…I am having second thoughts…I want to participate with the school (NO PTA for me!!!!) but don’t know if 6 hours a week at the school will drive me insane or not. I guess, more that dressing like a slut…me peeing on people as they enter the school…might embarrass our two kids there.

Well, I have to go soon….and think that if all goes as planned…I will not pee on anyone but will have some decent content to post …twice a week.

12 Comments:

Insane Mama said...

Yea, what the heck were YOU thinking signing us up for two days a week????? I love watching the parents come and go..They are truly ridiculous in this city

Insane Mama said...

And... I will kick your butt in scrabble today! :)

Stephanie said...

Good luck...waiting with baited breath to hear the stories...

T said...

Yep, should make for some good posts!

Whew. How do you guys have time for sex with a house full of kiddos?!?!

Swirl Girl said...

I always do that to myself. I have dillusions of grandeur that 'this year will be different'.
But I am usually wrong. I get overinvolved in my kids' school and then end up regretting it.

I, do, however, meet at least one other 'human' human being each year. Small goals = little disappointment.

Today- was preschool Meet and Greet. So clique-ee (sp?)already.
Ugh. I am just glad my 4 year old isn't as self conscious as I am.

The Mom said...

Looking forward to the stories!!

Holy Crappers said...

Sounds like you live in my school district. Have alot of trophies here

#1

Rhea said...

Once a week sounds plenty to me. Although, like you said, good blog fodder! It is interesting to see how other parents act...and dress.

Loalled said...

just wanted to comments , say hello, first visit to your blog site!



-Faith

Kat said...

I am on the PTA at the elementary school. It's a very small school (only 400ish students) - but I have had nothing but positive experiences with the parents. Now, I think that Middle school will be a whole different ball game...

Molly said...

So are you saying I have been making a mistake by dressing like a slutty hooker when I go and pick Ned up from preschool?

TentCamper said...

was that you Molly?

I did not see a martini glass...so I dismissed that thought.

 

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