Being a stay-at-home mom, I feel it's my "job" to help out at the school as much as possible. Also, since my daughter gets additional support because of her special needs, I feel it's important to help the school out where ever I can. So, I volunteered to be a room mom. Yes, I'm that annoying person who calls to see what you want to bring to the class party! As a room mom, I'm supposed to help with the spring carnival. Mostly, I have to put up a sign-up sheet to make sure our booth is staffed during the carnival. I also had to collect money for our class basket, which will be auctioned off. Okay, that doesn't sound like too much to do. I collected some money and purchased some items for the basket! Easy-peasy!
When I checked to see how the sign-ups were coming along, I found out that only one mom signed up! So, I sent out a reminder email for people to sign up. Again, easy-peasy! Except, no one else has signed up yet, still! I guess I'll be spending the carnival at our booth. All day! Fun!
We have a cool booth too--the mystery bag booth! Kids just give us tickets, and we (er, I) will give them a bag containing a toy. It should be a popular booth. I only have to prepare 500 bags this week for the carnival. I moved the boxes of donated toys into the house this morning so I can start working on the bags tomorrow. My husband was looking the boxes over when he saw a really big cockroach come out from one of the boxes! Yikes!
So we had to move the boxes to our driveway, far from the house. We moved all the toys out of the boxes into plastic garbage bags, making sure that we didn't have any more hitchhikers, and closing the bags up tight. Yuck! tomorrow, I get to stuff the toys into the mystery bags! I think I'll do this project in our garage.
Surprisingly, I'm not that excited about the carnival anymore! Go figure! Maybe it's time I found a job!