This week over at SheKnows Mommalogues I was asked to share how I feel about volunteer at school. When I read the question the thought immediately occurred to me, “we’re supposed to volunteer in our kids classrooms?”
I guess I always thought that was an optional job snatched up by those overzealous moms who want gold stars from the teacher. My dilemma was…do I pretend I care about volunteering in the classroom and make something up about wonderful acts of service I never actually contributed? Or do I tell the truth and risk looking like a jerk?
If there’s one thing I am…it’s a truth teller. Except for that one time when one of the Writer’s Workshop writing prompts was to talk about a time you lied. I wrote a post about how I trained with Kerri Walsh as a pro volleyball player (lie) before I introduced her to my cousin Misty May (lie). The funny twist was that the blog post WAS the “time I told a lie” and it answered the writing prompt, but a lot of people didn’t get it and thought I was telling the truth. I had to come clean in a follow up post where some of my readers voiced their displeasure about my lying even though IT ANSWERED THE PROMPT. I wish those comments on those posts were still there so that I could go back and read how much people hated those posts (lie).
I guess you had to be there.
But in the case of Mommalogues and volunteering at school…here’s my honest answer…I’m a jerk: