Well you see it is like this, they have this organization at school call the PTO, which sadly I never volunteer for. Please do not judge me on this, for here is the thing...I end up having to work at the events anyway. I will just never sign up to be president!
This year my son's teacher and the PTO President both go to my church. I might as well have raised my white flag the first day of school and shouted, "I surrender!" What a year!
The latest responsibility that has fallen into my hands is organizing a basket for my son's class for the the upcoming Basket Auction. Each class picks a theme for a basket, then asks parents to bring items to put in the basket with that theme in mind. Not a bad idea, unless the parents in your class decide not to send anything and you have to have a detailed description of your basket ready for the PTO by Friday!!!
Actually that is not true. I had one parent give me five dollars to spend on something for the basket and another parent gave me three Webkinz animals. OK , I decided to change the theme and just have a Webkinz basket, so I go down to the gift shop to buy a few more stuffed animals. I couldn't find them, so finally I ask the salesclerk. They are no longer selling them, but she asks the lady behind the counter just to make sure. I then realize it is my friend, the one who donated the three Webkinz in the first place and she happens to be working at the gift store today.
To make a short story even shorter, before I knew it she and the owner went in "back" and brought out 20 Webkinz, and 13 packages of the Webkinz trading cards. The store owner who is very generous with a big heart DONATED them all for the class basket. And then told me that they would fix the basket for me.
It doesn't get much better than that. I went from having hardly an idea for a basket to a basket worth more than two hundred dollars all in the space of fifteen minutes. Yeah!
I guess it is all in who you know and timing...today I was one lucky class mom. Scratch that...I was one very BLESSED class mom.