Monday, March 10, 2008

Pizza Pops

Monday probably isn't the best day to blog, since it is after all Monday. I was woken up this morning by the phone at 5:14, which is the common time they phone when they want me to come into work on short call. I said no, but then couldn't get back to sleep until the last I checked it was 6:18. Bummer. At least it didn't wake the boys which occasionally happens. I knew they were short staffed today but forgot to turn off the ringer.

So in my attempts to have a better idea what goes at middle school and be a better, more involved parent, I spent 2 1/2 hours in the "Snack Shack" at lunch microwaving pizza pops, making slushies, selling chocolate bars, and just generally watching the goings on in the cafeteria. I was pleasantly surprised by how many thank yous I received and how many kids I knew that said hi to me, and how many of my soccer girls asked me if I was coaching again this year (the answer is NO by the way). We will both be pouring heart and soul into the boys' team rather than attempting to do both like last year. Actually I will just assist Kevin since I know very little about the sport, except cheering and crowd control.

I don't know if I want to spend time and energy on something I probably mostly disagree with (feeding large quantities of sugar and crap to our kids and encouraging them to spend needless money), but it is about the only place a mom can get involved at the school and be around a bit to see what goes on to be better able to relate to this generation. So my dilemna to pizza pop or not......

I feel at a point in my spiritual life where things are sort of staying the same, which isn't necessarily a good place, but also just wanting to be in relationship with regular people in the regular world more than I am, so maybe pizza popping is a good place to be even though it is very boring. I can't always be stimulated and exposed to new and interesting things now can I? Hey wait, isn't that what middle school kids want? Maybe I should hang out with them.


"bigcanadiangirl" said...

I don't know, I think you have quite a lot to say (referring to recent email). So how was Erin with you being at school? I realize that you're a very cool Mom but...just wondered if she spoke to you or not?

Linda Drew said...

She did come over to the window to say hi. But I also told her I would buy her something :)

The Dukes Family said...

Ah, bribery ... ;) (referring to the comment above)

I think it's great you did that. Definitely gave you a window (excuse the pun) into life in middle school. Always good to know what's going on and be a known face in her crowd.

Sandra said...

Go mom!
Sometimes the most drudgery-filled moments are a platform for meekness, hey? Your beauty and humor will impact people anywhere, everywhere you go!