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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Does this require an intervention?

A former room mother friend told me that she looked at children's socks at the beginning of the school day. The color of the socks gauged whose moms were asked to bring food to the class parties and whose moms were asked to bring the paper products. This particular piece of info is haunting me (you'd think the meds would eliminate the haunting - oh but NO)...

If the room mother asks me to bring napkins and cups I am toast! So... what am I doing??? What any other insane OCD mother would do...



Bleaching school socks on my bathroom counter in a Pyrex dish... I am laughing at the ridiculousness of this as I am writing it, but it's not stopping me...
New campaign in the Bellanger house: "No Paper Products for Us!!!"

13 comments:

Sandy said...

Providing paper products is NOT a bad thing!!! Cuts down on time for sure and deciding what to cook that is nutritious!! LOL

Teri said...

Just buy new socks! I would love to bring just paper products.

bev said...

Do you know how many people WANT to bring paper products!!!! Seriously, with one dirty little boy (and Deana used to get pretty grungy,too), "Shout" is my laundry must have. It gets it all out of all my kids WHITE socks and shirts with no yellowing that can sometimes happen with bleach. I just this weekend bought the big ole refill!

denise said...

.....SHUT UP!!

I can die now, i've heard it all!

Anonymous said...

What kind of mother has time to look at other kids socks??? When I was room mother, I was just happy to have the people show up with their stuff!!

Priscilla

Angel said...

Oh dear heaven, I should just keep my secrets to myself but anyhoot...the girls' socks have ALWAYS been baked goods worthy!!! Sigh, haven't ya'll ever heard of bleach and hot water? Bet not one of ya'll even has a bottle of bluing in the cabinet. Sigh, you youngsters, just wait until you're looking for the secret to getting that red mud outta baseball pants or washing the new cheerleading uniform without the colors running, mock me then :b

Anonymous said...

you do realize that paper products are the easy way out?

nicole petersen

Paula D said...

OMG this is hysterical! I'm now curious about the casserole dish. If you are uptight about the socks, what about the next recipe you prepare in the "sock basin"? LOL... I know I'm terrible cuz I'm trying to push you over the edge :-)

Sally said...

Oh no! New things to worry about! Need more meds. LOL

Freda said...

LMAO! I would dirty my kids socks TO bring paper products!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Girl you are cracking me up....BIG TIME...now Im off to look at my daughters socks...really!

denise said...

BEWARE OF THE PYREX CASSEROLE DISH!!

Deron and Tina said...

You are a trip! This is so something I would do. I always want to bring the "fun" stuff to the party too.