Friday, September 17, 2010

Back To School

Last night was Back To School night at Lael’s school.

So you know I absolutely couldn’t wait for all that fun.

Here are some important things I want to share with you, in bullet form. Because I can.

*When I arrived there was an envelope on every chair asking for money. $400 per child to be exact.

*Kobi has started solids. I fed him before we left. Naturally he spit up sweet potatoes all over me before it even began.

*Because I was lazy I grabbed a wrinkled shirt and threw a hoodie on over it. So of course it was a billion degrees in there but I was too embarrassed to take my hoodie off. So I suffered.

*We all cheered as they introduced all the teachers. Apparently you’re NOT supposed to “woot woot” when they call your child’s teachers name.

*When we met in our child’s classroom the teacher had to speak REALLY loud because someone brought their baby who decided he wanted to test his babbling skillz. It may or may not have been Kobi.

*Asking if your child is in the remedial reading group makes the teacher uncomfortable. (That one was another parent, not me.)

*We played a game called 2 truths and 1 lie. We had to take turns and guess what each person’s lie was. They didn’t believe I was 16. Go figure.

*Somehow I am Room Parent again. I only did it so I’ll have something to complain about on my blog. You’re welcome.

*Of course when I left it was pouring rain. I didn’t have an umbrella. Just my baby. His carseat. And a looong way to walk.

In other news, I got on the scale this morning and it thinks I've dropped almost 10lbs....I wonder if it was from sweating in that hoodie....

So there you have it. Now I’m off to make find a paper cup to stand on the corner collecting change with. How long you think it’ll take me to get to $400??


  1. WTH! I read $4.00 per child at first. $400?!?!?!?

    Do you get a discount for being room mom?

    Hell - it didn't cost me $400 for THREE kids.

  2. Ugh, are they doing that no-fundraiser thing? Is that why it's 400$ They tried that last year at Miss D.'s school; I think it was $275, though. STILL outrageous.

    Congrats on the 10 pounds, though!

  3. What on earth do they need the $400 for?? Holy cow. And I'm always the room mom...sigh. For both classes. next year, probably a third.

  4. Woman, you crack me up! I would have done the same with the wrinkled shirt + the hoodie. What the hell do they want $400 for?!


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