6.02.2008

Reason #567 Why I Won't Win Mom of the Year

Case in point: Last Day of School Party at the Park(!)

A. has one more day of school. Wednesday. Except she won't be at school because someone thought it would be wise to spend the morning at the park. 4 hours in the glorious Texas heat and humidity, which is already harsh at 8:00 am.

The ominous note came home last week and was met with much disdain on my part. Not only on principle, but the format of the note as well. I know I am a stick in the mud, but my selfish soul believes the last day of school should be spent, well...at school. Apparently not.

The note was full of grand park plans about fun! And packing a lunch! And driving to the park together! And wearing the class shirt! And look I've included a map! It was also full of annoying exclamation marks. Is this mom really excited about all of those things? Really? Does this mom not realize the sweaty puddles we will quickly form?

I do not handle sweaty, sticky, meltingly miserable situations with grace. Certainly not with a sack lunch.

I am also supposed to go to WW that morning. Here is how I picture it might play out: A. and I arrive at the park, one of us is excited; after 1.5 hours try to extricate A. without too much of a scene; endure a small drama anyway; take her to WW with me, sharing our sweaty loveliness with the entire meeting.

I will most likely have to bribe her with Popsicles and the pool in order to get her to leave the park. It will however get me out of the sack lunch. I can live with that.

15 comments:

  1. Tell A. we will all go and have a yummy lunch together! :) And I agree...its too hot for a picnic! See you tomorrow!

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  2. I SOOOO agree. Our last day of preschool was a party, too. That I had to be at. And don a swimsuit. Not fun. She should be in school so I can shop. I'm just sayin'.

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  3. Certainly not with a sack lunch.


    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    p.s. I love your hair. :)

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  4. I am right there with you on that one Holly - when I plan visits to Jennifer and William in Houston I seriously WILL NOT organise to visit anytime between about mid May until October anymore, I just cant handle the humidity - its suffocating!!!! Maybe Im just getting old!!!!!

    Love the new hair - but so want to see a picture of you without the camera hiding your pretty face, I cant see your eyebrows - ha ha ha.

    Its so funny that you changed it, I actually stole the photos that you posted about the new TV and have them in my bag for the next time I go to the hairdresser - I love it, its actually very similar to what I have now but a little shorter on top, (your old style I mean), so if I get brave and cut it and then get even braver I will post a photo, but your new style is so funky and fresh, and it makes the color look amazing!!!

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  5. Why can't they just give you your last free morning? The kids should be celebrating the last day of school together; at school. They will see the Moms all summer, but not the other kids.

    I'm with you, sista!

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  6. pools and popsicles are better than the park in June!

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  7. Too funny! I'm with you on the sweaty, sticky situations!

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  8. As a former teacher, I can tell you that there is just NO good way to spend the last day of school . . . but it seems that a park trip with family in tow is one of the crummiest things to do, especially with your hot temps. What were they thinking? Hang in there!

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  9. DUH! Who here in SE Texas goes to the park after June 1st?
    We had a "very excited and motivated" homeroom mom this year too. I probably said NO to her at least a dozen times!

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  10. I am sure you are a great mom... I can't say that I would have wanted to go to the Park and spend the afternoon with tons of hot and sweaty little ones here in 100 degree Vegas either... but you are still a great mom!

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  11. I live this life!!:) I share the same sentiments. After all....it is only going to be 97 degrees here in North Texas today. Have fun!

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  12. i feel ya! how annoying! and overly perky! and i would be groaning inwardly at every punctuation mark...

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  13. now, why in the world would you hate a picnic outside in this hot, muggy weather?? ;) I'm sure the person that planned this had a pool at home to jump in after it was over!

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  14. That doesn't sound like a good plan to me either, especially the melting part.

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  15. I keep checking back for a full face new hair picture. Don't keep us waiting anymore!!

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