Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Bane of my Existence

Wonder what it is?

Fund Raiser

School fund raisers.  Meg's selling magazine subscriptions so her school can buy athletic uniforms.  Anyone need a magazine?

The thing I really don't like is when my kid(s) come home with all these grand ideas and amazing prizes they could win.  Meg really wants to earn 9 ducks so she can ride in a Hummer limo.  One duck = 3 subscriptions.  I don't think that's going to happen.  It's not like we know a lot of people with piles of money laying around.  The realist in me just wants to write a $20 check to the school and just be done with it.  Am I the only one that feels this way?

The clean bedroom contest winner is.....drum roll please.....Kade.  He asked me tonight when I tucked him in when I was going to paint his room.  I'm sure I'll hear that everyday for a while.

1 comment:

Janel said...

I totally agree about school fundraisers! They set the kids up for failure because they don't really understand the implications of trying to sell that much stupid stuff to their parents' friends. My mom always made a donation directly to the school, so the fundraiser itself didn't keep 2/3 of it, and tried to explain to us. We're not too scarred. (PS--You could probably rent a hummer for ten minutes for the price of nine ducks.)