Friday, October 30, 2009

Day 238 - I said "No."

Today was Luke's Halloween party. Everyone was healthy, so it worked out that I was able to perform my room parent duties as scheduled. I'm glad the party was not perfectly planned out because today's rain threw a big curve ball at us and made things a little crazy. Oh's over. I did hear a lot of "I don't want the party to be over" kind of statements as the students were getting ready to go home. (I hope that was because they had a lot of fun, and not because they didn't get enough of it.)

As we were leaving school, Luke's teacher caught me in the hallway and asked if I would bake a Mickey Mouse shaped cake for an upcoming celebration they are having. As difficult (and foreign sounding) as it was...I said, "No." I actually said something like..."I'd rather you try to find someone else, and if you get completely desperate call me." (That sounds like "no" doesn't it?)

Well, regardless, it was liberating.

Before Chris left I had decided to not volunteer for things as much. While I did drop a couple of school commitments, I picked up 3 more. And then to volunteer to host the annual neighborhood Halloween party (which is tomorrow) has rendered me completely insane! (On top of half of the family having the flu this week.)

So, from now on, I am going to relish in saying "no". You won't be hearing the famous reluctant "sure" from me. You can blame it on my complete loss of sanity.

(You can place your bets for how long this lasts in the comment section.)


  1. I foresee a mickey mouse cake in your future, lmbo. ;) I was the same way when my kids were smaller. :)

  2. Hey Celene,

    Could you come by and rake my leaves? It would really mean a lot to my kids.