I never fail to astound myself with my own stupidity. Oh sure, sometimes I'll have momentary flashes of brilliance, but then my true, lame-o reality comes back and takes a chunk out of my behind.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
So! Guess what I did? I signed myself up to be the "Room Mother" for my son AND my daughter's classes this year. In my defense, no one else was signing up, and I was feeling magnanimous with the perceived lighter burden of having two children in school. Bwahahahaha!
So far, it had been groovy. All quiet on the Room Mother front. Smooth sailing. And then, last week's Wednesday letter to the parents mentioned that Mrs. Lauck is our room mother, and if you would like to help her throw the class halloween party, please give me your name.
The her that is throwing the party? That's me. I'm "her" and boy am I surprised. Aren't they supposed to throw the party for me? Jenny Month, remember? Man.
I am in deep here. I'm making sign-up sheets for the other parents to volunteer goodies and maybe to help with a craft or two.
One of my friends is the room mother of the room next door to my son's. She's all "Oh, and we're having them do the no-handed donut eating, and we've got a couple different crafts, and I've got mini-pumpkins to stuff with goodies...so, what are you doing?"
I'm, uh, laller laller lallering. Yeah.
One of the other mothers mentioned that I had less than a week to get everything put together, and what had I done, and why wasn't there a sign-up sheet and I seriously wanted to put my head between my knees and start Lamaze breathing.
Anyone got any ideas for super cute, cheap, and easy crafts that can be done in a classroom setting? Any great games for halloween? I am counting on you, people.