Room Momma Drama
So, I got an email from Maya’s teacher with a flyer that said, “PTO is still looking for a Room Parent for your child’s classroom. If you can volunteer for this, we would GREATLY appreciate it! Really all this entails is organizing the 3 parties–sending out a note to get items donated, etc. It really is a FUN job! And not too much work!”
Immediately I felt bad. I had my curser over the reply button, with an, “I’ll do it” right on the tips of my fingers. I mean, that’s my kid. My little girl. In her first year of school. She needs a room mom in her room. She needs one. And it sounded easy. I could do that, right?
I mean, I know I work full time and I’m training for a full marathon and my sister is getting married in a month. But hell, two out of the three things I just mentioned will be done in October. And, everyone is busy. Everyone.
So, of course, I emailed two people to ask them if they thought it would be a good idea if I did it, since I work full time. One was the head of the PTO, the other was a lady I met when I volunteered at Maya’s school last week. I’m imaging the PTO lady will say, “it’s super fine that you work full-time, being a room mom is super easy” and then the other lady will say, “OMG, being a room mom is so stressful, I’m never doing that again.”
Anyone ever been a room mom before? Go ahead and chime in. Tell me I’m crazy. Tell me it was worth it. I’d like to hear it all.