Tuesday, June 05, 2007

CAN WE GET A VOLUNTEER?


Last night was the twins Kindergarten Orientation night. First off, I thought it was at 7:30 - I told Jarrett it was at 7:30 - it wasn't at 7:30. I find out it's actually at 7:00. So our idea to run to the mall, buy the twins their birthday gifts, catch a bite, and then go to this meeting is down the toilet. Jarrett tells me lets go to the Mall, get the presents, go to the meeting, and then eat. Fine I can wait (right?).

We get to Toys R Us in a mad scramble, try to locate the items we are after. I got each of them one of those things you put on your ankle, and twirl and jump (yes I have no brain - I can't remember what it is called but they saw a little girl with one last week and were thrilled by it). From Karis, we bought a huge bucket with sandbox toys (since we actually filled the sandbox this year). From us, we bought Jenna a ballerina dance set. It comes with a pair of shoes, a tu-tu, bar, mat and a video. Kierra we got her the Dora stable set. Sure to be a hit. But alas, they didn't have any pools for kids.

With 20 minutes to get to our destination, we pay (not before we buy some chocolate bars to tide us over until dinner), and book it across the City. We arrive a the school and sit down. They start an hour orientation. It's all going well, until they ask for volunteers. Now I have Karis as an excuse. They don't allow younger children in the classroom for liability purposes. HA! I'm off scott-free! UNTIL they ask for a volunteer coordinator for each class. Whoops!! I sit casually and don't make eye contact waiting for some great person to raise their hand and say "Sure I'll do it!" No one is volunteering for our class. Everyone else's class has one. The teacher is looking stressed when all of a sudden I hear, "Sure I can do it!" And then realize that person would be me! ACK. So now I'm in charge of calling all the other parents, trying to get them to volunteer in class. How annoying am I going to be this next year? "Hi this is Elle can you volunteer your time to help with the children today?" Fack! Hopefully I can get emails or something, and just harass people this way. Did I ever tell you guys that I'm kinda strange with calling people I don't know? Maybe it's my mini-autism or something.

After they asked for volunteers to buy supplies. Damn it! I could've done that! I love to shop - I was BORN to shop. Oh well. After the meeting, a dad came up to me to thank me for volunteering. I guess his kid is in the same class as the twins. He gave me some lame excuse how he just couldn't do it (whatever buddy). Then we met the teacher and discussed Kierra's situation and needs, so I'm going to meet with her on Monday for a more in-depth discussion.

After, we hiked it to Canadian Tire to find that pool. We PROMISED the girls we'd get one since my last attempt at the $14.00 pool failed miserably. We find one: it's huge, it has a slide and a basketball net and a ring toss. Stellar! No price tag. Jarrett is trying to figure out how much it is. It's the last one and I tell him, "Hon just pay for it, who cares." NOOOO he wants to know. I said well, will he not buy it? He says no he's buying it, but how much is it? (Shakes head: ok). Get to the til, it's $50.00 - we buy it. All that inquisitiveness for nothing. We then went to eat, and on the way home he's complaining about taking out the garbage. He's saying it'll be past 10:30 before he gets to bed, and he has to get up at 5:30. I'm quiet because I know not to mess with him during his "I get up early" speech. I can't say nothing since I sleep an extra 2 hours than he does. You'd think I'd learn until I spout off, "So what then, you're saying sex is out of the question?" He gives me this annoyed look - lol. Boy I think like Slick sometimes dont' I?

So that's about it for me. My therapist cancelled for Kierra today so I'm determined to wear pj's until noon! Hey it's my right ok? It doesn't make me lazy - just means I'm on a vacation day! AHHH! And by the by - it doesn't matter if your husband wakes up at 5:30 am - he's still up for sex LOL.

10 comments:

Jenny said...

Sounds like a fun orientation. Way to be a volunteer! I hate calling people too. Here's hoping you get some e-mail addresses! I get the "I get up early" speech too. The difference is, he sleeps in on weekends, and I NEVER do.

Lucky for you, early isn't too early. ;)

Catwoman said...

Hysterical! Yeah, I think that even if they were only able to get two hours of sleep, they'd STILL be up for sex.

And I'm a sucker too who always ends up volunteering. Sigh.

The pool sounds like so much fun though! The kids will be so excited!

Noemi said...

Well I give the "I wake up early" speach. HA! I get up at 4:30 am to go to work and leave my house at 5:30am. On the other hand he does not get home till 9:00pm. So what do you do!

Ooooh I hate to volunteer...

Tuesday Girl said...

They are always up for sex!

tulipmom said...

"Maybe it's my mini-autism or something."

LOL! LOVE it!

Preschool graduation is tomorrow night, and I'm running around like a chicken without a head today thanks to my out-of-control volunteering.

MamaLee said...

I think guys would ALWAYS want sex, even if they had their pee-pees cut off.

And I'll have 2 kids in the school come the fall, and I can feel the PTA's breath on the back of my neck...

RUN FOREST RUN!

Dustanne said...

rock on 4 volunteering!!!LOLOLOL

love the 5:30 wake up...hee hee

we don't do orienttion until they start school

Mom not Mum said...

I have a bad case of helium hand myself. UGH! Just find a few moms who are willing to do the same schedule every week and that should help a lot. I knew every week that I was to be in Jackson's 1st grade class from 10-11:00 and that was that. As they say here - Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Mom on Coffee said...

Oh No, you volunteered?!?!?! Have you learned NOTHING from my blog???? You're going to be the teacher's bitch now, lol, j/k.

YAY, a pool!!!! We just abuse Nana's here, but I really want my own.

Slick said...

Ha...thinking like me is what might've got you uh....you know, last night.

See? I ain't all bad.

You're gonna be one annoying person next year.....