Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I volunteered to be Sissy's room mother this year (we've stopped homeschooling...more on that later). Obviously, like many moms I want to be involved and helpful, but it goes a little deeper. My mother, for lots of different reasons, wasn't able to participate much in our lives at school, and it always bothered me. So, of course, I'm dedicated to doing everything "right" now that I'm the mom.
Only, I can't. Really, I'm ill-equipped for room-momming. It's hard! Calling other parents and asking them to do stuff...I can do it, but I hate it. Making elaborate snacks/treats for parties? No fun. Chaperoning field trips? Happy to, but the teacher in me is always evaluating whether or not it's really a "worthwhile" educational experience. And there are all these other moms who seem to be doing it all enthusiastically.
Hello, my name is Jennifer, and I'm a bad room mom.
What is your guilty mommy secret? Please comment so I can move on from my June Cleaver guilt!