I officially joined the PTA at Sophia's school.
When I posted that on Facebook, some of my friends teased me and others told me to run the other way. Sophia started a new school this year and she loves it. Since it's a bit further away than her previous school, joined to the PTA as a way to meet the parents. Plus to keep abreast of what's going on at school.
After the first PTA meeting, I volunteered for the Cultural Arts Committee. This committee helps plan and schedule assemblies for the school. I figured there's not a huge time commitment. A couple of in person meetings max. I use to work in the theatre so it seemed like a good fit.
We met once to discuss some possibilities. Emails flew. Then we were done. We chose the acts for the school year. Bam. Done.
Except . . .Are you laughing yet? Thinking, oh-oh, sucker!
Over the weekend, a flurry of emails arrived in my inbox. Turns out one of the committee co-chair is moving and the other co-chair's children will age out of the school. Wouldn't I like to co-chair and ask one of my parent friends to co-chair the committee with me?
I admit, I briefly considered it. Though I did ignore the emails until Sunday evening. I even responded with a questions about responsibilities and expectations.
Even though, I was thinking, "No." I didn't say it. I know I don't have the time commitment to co-chair and attend PTA board meetings. Still it was hard to say no. Well, I haven't said it yet.
But I'm planning on it.