Shannon Stacey

How did I let this happen?

I have been “volunteered” to help out in the short kid’s classroom this morning. I’ve been avoiding this for a year and a half because 1) I don’t play well with others and 2) I really don’t play well with others’ children.

But last week the short kid took matters into his own hands and, after discussing it with his teacher, informed me I could come in Tuesday morning. I threw out the “We’ll see” and promptly forgot about it.

Until this morning…

Short kid: You’re not wearing that shirt, are you?

Me: What do you care?

Short kid: You’re going to my school, remember?

Me: *mutters bad word*

Short kid: Now remember, Mom, you can’t say that word in school.

Me: Maybe if I do they won’t let me volunteer ever again.

Short kid: *gives me my own look of death* It’s only for the morning.

Me: Fine. *stomps foot*

3 comments to “How did I let this happen?”

  1. Melani Blazer
      · November 6th, 2007 at 10:35 am · Link

    I bet short kid really enjoyed having mom there. Good for you. See, it wasn’t so bad after all….was it?

  2. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · November 6th, 2007 at 10:31 pm · Link

    Man, you are SO much like me sometimes.

    Number Two: Mom, we’re having a field trip.

    Me: Yay.

    #2: We need chaperones.

    Me: Not me.

    #2: Why not?

    Me: I don’t like kids.

    #2:Mom, here’s a volunteer paper for the party next week

    Me: skim paper, see invite to help at party, invite to attend party, invite to send cheese cubes; check off cheese cubes

    #2 makes sweet pouty face: You’re not coming?

    Me: No.

    It was always one of the great things about having a day job. :)

  3. Shannon
      · November 8th, 2007 at 9:20 pm · Link

    I don’t volunteer and I don’t bake, but I will buy a school year’s worth of festive paper plates/napkins/cups and gallons of juice. :rofl:

    It wasn’t bad. It was nice to see the short kid in his element, and I got to see firsthand how the teacher slips him and another student advanced work without making a big deal about it. Very cool.

    And that was pretty much my quota. :groucho:

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