Sometimes they are no more than a mom of 5. I guess I really shouldn't say "no more than" because a mom of 5 is a busy lady. I used to work with kids so I know what it feels like to be surrounded by a gaggle of kids. Other times they are the president of this, on the committee for that, and the coach for this sport.
To me, those are busy people. What I do? I'm involved, but I'm not "Oh my god I'm going to pull my hair out" busy. With the exception of one week per month. Especially now that soccer has started.
I'll give you the low down on what I do, including my crazy week. You can give me your thoughts on my life.
Girl Scout leader - once a week meetings for 90 minutes, every other week. I also have 2 hour leader meetings once a month
PTA member - one hour meetings once a month. I help with school functions when I can (dances, the annual Bingo), but the usual set up for those events is after school when I have to get the husband from work.
Soccer mom - Two nights of a 1 hour practice and 2 hours allotted for games on the weekends. Just so you know, this is the one and only time I will call myself that!!! And no, we do not own a minivan!
I also decorate 2 bulletin boards in the hallways at the kids' school. I do this around holidays or a change in seasons. Which reminds me, I have to do one of them by the end of the week. I don't think the cafeteria ladies want to look at snowmen anymore!
I volunteer in my son's classroom for things like parties, usually around the holidays. I d not volunteer in my daughter's classroom. The reasoning for that is a whole bitchy post in itself. It's probably better not to ask.
My crazy weeks, which I happen to be in the middle of as I type go like this.....
Monday - soccer
Tuesday - soccer
Wednesday - leader meeting
Thursday - Scout meeting
Friday - usually nothing, but this week I have to take the boy shoe shopping (send help)
Saturday - 2 soccer games, which of course are not back-to-back
If every week was a crazy week, chances are I would be sitting in a room with padded walls. And I don't think you would be reading these words. They probably don't let "those" people have computers. And definitely not internet access!
What do you think? Do I have a lot of my plate?