Man oh man, talk about scary! I had debated almost all day what to wear yesterday, finally settling on a nice pair of khaki pants and a casual white blouse with beige strappy heels. I felt overdressed, but figured better over-dressed than under. I’m happy to say I nailed that one, no one was in jeans, so I had it just right. *Whew*
Everyone seemed pretty nice, but we didn’t get to talk a whole lot with the business going on. Let me say I had NO idea how much stuff the PTA actually handles. The fund raisers I knew about. I didn’t know they prepare the school for move-in day, from trimming/weed-eating the grounds to sweeping/mopping the inside. I guess I assumed the maintanence staff came in and did that? I had no idea they arranged people to help the kindergarten kids in the cafeteria and getting too and from the bus/carpool area the first week. Computer programs, teacher luncheons, pre-SAT tests, books for the classrooms, improvements to the school like extending the overhang to keep the kids covered and relieve congestion in the carpool area? PTA money pays for all that. As much as these people scare me to death, I have a whole new appreciation for everything the organization does for the school.
That said, a lot of these women are Gapmoms beyond belief. Seemingly nice Gapmoms, but Gapmoms nonetheless. Is it any surprise mine was the only mini-van in the lot last night? SUV’s ruled. And it was also noted I was the only one there drinking a soda instead of bottled water. That they will just have to deal with, I give up my Pepsi’s for no one 😉