The Parent Teacher Association does so much for the school... but are they doing it with or without you? Here are the hallmarks of a former joiner.
10 Signs You're a PTA Drop-Out
- Those cupcakes for the bake sale? Yeah, they contain gluten and white sugar.
- The principal introduces herself to you at the Spring Sing. So does the librarian, the music teacher, and the janitor.
- You buy every item on your kid's teacher's beginning-of-the-school-year wish list. Anything to avoid volunteering.
- You write a LOT of checks throughout the school year. It's that or sell godforsaken wrapping paper to the same six neighbors again.
- When you're asked to join the jog-a-thon committee, you reply, "What's a jog-a-thon?" Then you write a check.
- You can never drive on field trips because you own a two-seater convertible. Nobody has to know this is on purpose.
- The annual auction is your chance to let loose. You *might* be too buzzed to notice the envious stares of the thirty or forty other moms working the thing.
- You've started making your kids walk the last block to school to avoid dirty looks in the drop-off line. What? Walking's good for kids!
- On parent/teacher conference day, you have to ask directions to your child's classroom. When you're late, you apologize with a venti Frappuccino and a bag of organic trail mix.
- You don't even know if the school has a hot lunch program, let alone how "healthy" it is. Hey, your kid's been packing his own lunch since preschool!
- Your one t-shirt from school spirit day is buried in the rag bin. We've got spirit, yes we do; we've got spirit, how 'bout YOU?
- You can't understand why anyone would hold a meeting during happy hour and not serve wine. Seriously, what's wrong with morning meetings?