Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rebel Yell

I missed Open House at the school last night.

Ok, that's not exactly true.  I ignored Open House at the school last night.

I don't know if you can tell from some of my previous posts but I'm kind of over that whole school thing.  I know, mother of the year, right?

I also have a parent teacher meeting to discuss my oldest son's EAP plan for this year.  I'm not going to that either. His dad can do it.  

I was walking the kids up to the school yesterday ( it appears my youngest son was embarrassed to be seen climbing over the pillows, comforters and other misc crap i was taking to Goodwill to get out of the car in front of the patrols so i had to park and walk him in.  Princess. hrmph.) and one of the other moms that i know asked me if i was going last night and when i said no, i could see it in her eyes.  Jealousy.  

Oh, sweet girl, trust me, you too can  It's ok. 

And did i tell you they ask you to get a sitter for your kids so that this can be 'quality time' between you and their teachers.

I'm sorry, are you saying you want me, a working mom, to get a sitter, and give up my time after work that I spend with my kids in order to spend it with you so you can tell me about my kids? thanks. I'll pass.

Oh, and they only allow you 15 minutes in the class before they ring the bell and you're supposed to change classes and go to your other kid's (or kids') class to spend another 15 minutes of quality time with 30 other parents and the teacher.  Whatev.

The last time i went to open house, i wrote it about here.  I don't think much has changed, but i wasn't going to risk my time finding out.  Just say no, people,


  1. You are a rebel! Our school has several "Family Science Night" or "Family Reading Night" and we always skip it. You are correct when you say that afternoons and evenings are my time with my family. They are at school all day long, I'm not dragging them back up there at night!

  2. Girl, you just gave Billy Idol a run for his money! I cannot believe they don't want you bringing the kids! We have open house and my son's school tomorrow night and the entire family is encouraged to come! I think its time for you to start a revolution and just say 'no' to the rediculousness! :-)
    P.S. So fun to see a new post pop up from you!