I'm on the PTO. Like actually ON the PTO Board as VP and plan events and fundraisers. Trust me, I barely believe it myself some days. If you knew me from Omaha, I was a solid less than part time PTO mom. You want me to bake (buy) something? Sure. A donation? Absolutely. Come to a meeting? Yeah...about that. Volunteer my time? ...Crickets...
But here in Oklahoma, I needed to meet people. I volunteered one time and they hooked me in. Thanks, Becca. Just kidding. ;) I really do enjoy being on the PTO. I've gotten to know so many teachers and parents; I get hugs, high fives, and lots of smiles and waves from the kids at school--most of whom I don't actually know. I'm the one who had their teachers play Bean Boozled, have a Lip Sync Battle and play the life size version of Hungry Hungry Hippos at the monthly school assembly. I'm kinnnnnnda a big deal. Just kidding.
The last fundraiser we had was a McTeacher night at McDonald's. My husband was out of town, so I was in a JAM PACKED McDonald's play area with all three of my kids for an hour by myself. Thank goodness for my babysitter who watched them at home, while I went back to McDonald's to finish up the night. My kids didn't go to bed until 10 pm--only about two hours later than usual. The next morning was our PTO meeting...at 8 am, just an hour earlier than we usually leave the house. Again, Hub isn't home so all three are coming with me.
Needless to say we (me, my kids, teachers, all the students) were all McHungover. I didn't have time to eat dinner at McTeacher Night, and I didn't get a chance to eat more than a banana for breakfast the next morning. After the meeting and my oldest was off to class, I told the littles, "We're skipping the gym today." Love your spin class, Em. But it wasn't happening. We went to breakfast instead. At Mom's in Owasso. And it was the best thing ever.
If you haven't been I highly suggest you go. When mom needs a break, we're going to Mom's.
Our morning at Mom's Dinner. And then I literally found $5. So seriously, go to Mom's.