However, there is a benefit to volunteering at picture day: your kid gets free pictures. Not a bad deal, if I do say so myself. I’m easily swayed by the proposition of acquiring free stuff. Of course, my child hasn’t taken a decent school picture in two years, so who knows if the free pictures will be worth the three hours I’ll be spending in picture purgatory.
Actually, I really only want the class picture, but the class picture isn’t included in the “free pictures” lure the PTA uses to get parents to volunteer. I still have to fork over $13 for the class picture.
I suppose it won’t be as terrible as I’m making it sound. I pretty much just have to make sure that no one has gunk on their face and/or hair in horrible disarray. I could probably do that. At least it’s an afternoon slot, so I won’t have to forfeit my gym time. Sheesh, don’t I sound like a spoiled, heartless whiner mom? But, in my defense, I won’t be able to go to the gym on either Thursday (regular volunteer day) or Friday (Artists and Author’s Day at the school), so my Wednesday date with the treadmill and Body Pump is non negotiable.
You know, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. I’m not sure if it was wise for the school to schedule pictures on a day in which wearing green is so highly encouraged. Just think how many kids will be wearing green in their pictures.
But, on the bright side, I suppose it’s a good way to get the kids to coordinate their outfits for the class picture.