If you are not a parent than you don’t understand how the resumption of school can impact your own life. You don’t have to worry about school clothes, picture day, homework, science fairs, classroom size, extra-curricular events, PTA and a thousand other things fall down upon your head.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge proponent of education. Every day I tell my children that there are few things in life that are as important as learning. It is a mantra that they will never forget.
But if I didn’t tell you that I sometimes hate all that goes with it I would be lying. As much as I enjoy working with the kids and watching them learn, I also enjoy not having to worry about all of this crap.
I have three meetings this week that are all school related. Evenings are going to be packed full of nonsense. I am going to hear the same rules, same suggestions and same shpiel again. But I cannot skip it. I can’t miss out because there are too many other things tied into them.
Can you say politics. I knew that you could.
To quote Dr. King, “I have a dream that one day no meeting will start late and that all of the information will be pertinent. I have a dream that the people running the meeting will not allow others to sidetrack us and that they will supply us with real coffee.
I have a dream….
What can I say, it is just a dream, for now. What I do know is that one of these days I’ll try to put myself in a position of power just so that I can gain some more control over how some of these things go. I already volunteer, so I might as well jump in feet first.
Let the people start complaining that I can’t run a meeting instead of me complaining that they can’t. Except the thing is, I can run a meeting. I do it all the time.
That is all for now.