Monday, September 12, 2011

I Am A Mom~ AND, I Will Show Up

OK~ I am a Mom - the most important job of my life. I am a Mom and I will watch out for your kid. If I see another kid bullying your kid...I will call the officials and I will call you to let you know what I observed (on and off school grounds).

I am a Mom- therefore; I will show up at Back To School Night, School Board Forums, and PTO Meetings....Oh yeah, and then there are the Committee Meetings within the organizations that my son is involved in. If you are a Mom, I truly hope you take your turn- it does take a community to raise our kids! Can you tell where I've spent a lot of time the past couple weeks?

And you know what? In a couple years- I will have spent 16 years of my life on the PTO. In the grand scheme of things, that is really a short period of time. And then there were 10 years along the way in Cub Scouts (Cub Master)  and Boy Scouts (Assistant Scout Master) - You see, being a Mom to boys brings new opportunities~ as a girl, I was not allowed to be a Boy Scout, but as a Mom, I sure was!  As long as I know that I have tried, made a difference in the lives of A child along the way; this was time well spent.

I've read several different blog posts of how so many Moms feel so busy and too tired to serve on their PTO's or attend Back To School Night- Many women feel unwelcome when they attend their PTO meetings- I can say I have been blessed to have great women AND men working side by side in our local school district on the different PTO's in the different schools I have been involved in. I attend the meetings, pitch in where I can, and let the crumbs fall where they may! I don't take anything personal.....after all; this organization is about the kids- it's not about Moms/Dads. Sure, Moms and Dads work within the organization, but the outcome is to benefit the kids.

I am a Mom...And I am proud to say that a fellow classmate of my 16 year old said to me the other day, "Oh No...That's Garrett's Mom- Poor Garrett! She means business!"  That tells me I must be doing something right! Garrett just rolled his eyes........After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you are doing it right!! I have never thought about it like you put it "as a girl, I was not allowed to be a Boy Scout, but as a Mom, I sure was" ... that's a great way to think about it!!

    Sara

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