I’m a elementary school Room-Mom stuck in a middle school world
Right about now, Elementary School Room-Moms all over the United States are gearing up for the big, blow out, elementary school bash known as “The Holiday Party”.
They are hard at work setting up the party snacks, prepping the party activities and planning out the teacher gifts.
This was my life for 7 years, and I loved/hated every moment of it.
The middle school mom gig is WAYYYYYY less involved. Sure there is still P.T.A. to wrestle with and book sales.
Do you know the true stab to the Room-Mother’s heart?
No? Well, I’ll tell you.
Middle school has No Room-Moms..
In fact, for the most part, by 6th grade the teachers are pretty much OVER parent involvement and they don’t do parties in middle school. Instead, they host awkward, over priced dances where the children stand in small groups and just generally look like they’ve had a wet sock stuck down the back of their pants.
I miss planning parties and activities. I miss going on field trips.
I really miss being a Room-Mom