Friday, October 31, 2008


Although I don't really care about Halloween, haha.

Hope everyone has a good day :) This year I am not helping with kid parties at school. I would've sent stuff, if I was asked, but I wasn't, so I will try and contact them about the Christmas ones. I have found that being a room mom isn't for me. I am a really hands on parent, and I love kids, but the classroom party format doesn't fit me. I am an outside kind of mom!

8 comments: October 31, 2008 at 11:55:00 AM CDT  

We just sent a bag of candy with each child and called it a day...LOL.

I havent ever been room mother.It puts me in an awkward position with my kiddos and I just dont like that.Obviously I couldnt ever be room mother for all three at once so I wont be room mother for any of them.But I will come decorate the floats,the stage etc.Work in the learning garden or run a field day comp all day long.Not this year of course,but any other time.

Did you decide whether you guys are going to go trick or treating or not tonight?

Piece of Cake October 31, 2008 at 12:26:00 PM CDT  

I try to be very active when it comes to Kaylee's school functions. Problem is, now Matt's in school and he wants me in his room also. Since I work I can't do both.
Once a week I eat lunch with Kaylee. Now Matt wants me to eat with him also. So I guess I'm going to start alternating weeks with them.
I do think it's important to be involved though. I like to get to know the staff and other parents. I want them to know me well enough that if they know of an issue with my kids that they feel comfortable enough to address it with me.

Shelley October 31, 2008 at 12:39:00 PM CDT  

yep, I agree with KT, I have two in school that are too close in age for me to try and be a room mom. It makes one be left out, and I am not doing that.

I absolutely hate eating in the lunchroom with my kids. I will check them out for lunch at times, but I hate the school cafeteria.

It's still very easy to stay connected to my kids and their friends, and friends' moms though. I go to all the school assmeblies, work on floats, and other stuff. Coaching softball keeps my in touch with a lot of moms too. That's why I will never work full time again; I am with my kids more than most moms, so I don't feel like I short them by missing school parties.

Mindy October 31, 2008 at 2:12:00 PM CDT  

What grade are your kiddos in everyone?
They told us beginning fourth grade they don't have parties anymore.
Which is crazy and they can't wear their costumes, but yet they can dress up for Homecoming week?

Shelley October 31, 2008 at 3:04:00 PM CDT  

Mindy: mine are in 1st and 3rd. Monticello has never allowed costumes, at least not since I was a kid and attending there. I did go to most of Karsyn's party, and the end of Jordan's, but I don't "run the show" and I never will. Other moms just get waaaaay more into than me, so I am there to hand out napkins and wash hands and stuff like that.
Honestly it would suit me fine if they ended parties in third grade! As far as I know, they do them through the 5th at Monticello Schools.

Piece of Cake October 31, 2008 at 3:21:00 PM CDT  

At my kids school they don't have actual parties (except Christmas I think). They have official snack days. Which is just that. They get to have a snack break. The gov't regulates all that stuff now. :( It's kind of lame but I do it anyway b/c I know Kay wants me there. When she gets to the age that she doesn't, then I'll stop but until then I guess I'll be there.

We don't have room mothers. Usually just a couple of us get together and decide who's doing what on certain snack days.

Last year a group of us moms would check the girls out and take them to lunch every once in awhile but we always seemed to keep them out to long and they would miss part of math class. So far this year we just take lunch to them. We'll split a pizza or bring a bunch of happy meals. I actually like it better b/c I get to see all my nephews while I'm there.

I'm lucky to have a job where I only have to work from 8:30 to 4:30and I'm still able to take off to attend school stuff without having to make up that time. My last job wasn't that way AT ALL!! Since both kids are in school they only have to stay with a sitter for one hour a day. Which is great for both of us, b/c when I get there to pick them up all their homework is done so we don't struggle with that. Kids seem to think parents don't know anything.

Since we live so far out we have a long car ride home. My kids talk non-stop about their day! I love hearing it but sometimes a little peace and quiet would be nice also!

Piece of Cake October 31, 2008 at 3:22:00 PM CDT  

whoa. I just realized how long that dang comment was. Sorry about the novel. It didn't seem that long when I wrote it. LOL.

Shelley October 31, 2008 at 3:29:00 PM CDT  

well, I don't know what they call them at Monticello, but kids eating junk for 45 mins is a party to me. I don't like how they are regulated, BUT, I am okay that they can't have homemade food anymore. I am weird about my kids eating stuff from just "whoevers" kitchen.
I can see where it would run into classtime if I picked my kids up a lot for lunch, but I would never do that. People that do it overly frequently (stay or check them out) take away from the "fun" of it and make it too routine to me. I like to suprise mine. But, like I said, I pick mine up at 3 every day, and always have. So I see my kids PLENTY, lol!

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