Thursday, September 26, 2013

Writer's Workshop- Sh*t my kid says

Mama Kat's at it again! Hop on over here to participate.

1.) Happy Fall! The first day of Fall was September 22nd, share something fall related you did!
2.) Coffee Talk! Share your first pumpkin spice latte of the season with us. Bonus point: Pay it forward and buy a pumpkin spice latte for someone else.
3.) It happened at daycare.
4.) Something you learned about blogging from an unlikely source.
5.) Write a list of things your kids have said that that made you cringe.

My daughter is two and was slow to talk. In fact, she didn't really start to say anything regularly until she was 23 months old. Now she is counting to 14, calls some of the family pets by name, and told my mom to "Let go!" when they were in a tug of way over a piece of my mom's vertical blinds that Baby pulled down.

So pretty much everything she says is music to my ears, with a few exceptions.

1. She fell off the arm of my mom's couch and exclaimed, "Shit!" when she hit the floor. Bonus points for using it in its proper context.

2. She told her dad to shut up one day. He did kinda deserve it though.

3. I got angry at her dad and I raised my voice at him and my daughter immediately began to shriek at him as well. This one really made my heart drop, because I don't want her to be a yeller. I vowed then to really watch my volume when I get angry, so I've been doing better.

Speaking of my Baby, she recently turned 2, so I snapped a bed picture the day before her birthday. It amazes me how quickly the time has gone and how different she looks!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I need advice...

Sorry for the absence, I've been on vacation. I didn't go anywhere, but I get incredibly lazy. ;-)

I need some advice.

I've been very involved in Girl Scouts for many years. I've had my own troop for 5 years and helped with a troop for 2 years before that. I'm also active in our service unit and act as the communicator, which means that I run the facebook group, forward all important informatoion to leaders and attend the Leader's meetings and take the minutes and email them out.

I missed the first leaders meeting of the year, because I was on vacation and I forget that the world is still moving when I'm on vacation. Oops. They voted to have the leader's meeting on the first Tuesday of every month. J, who is the community registrar, and a leader, knows full well that I meet on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of the month, but never suggested that it would be a conflict when they voted. It really irritates me, because I feel under appreciated. No one else wants to do this job, but they were unwilling to make an easy fix to allow me to come.

I kinda wanna quit. Its going to be difficult for me to do my job when I'm not at the meetings. J has said that she can take the minutes for me and then I can type them and email them, but it's not always easy to follow someone else's shorthand. Plus, I'm pretty pissed off  irritated.

I do like being involved and doing my part and I like being the communicator, so I'm torn.

I should also add that we have very few leaders in our community who actively participate.

Now for the advice part:

Is it unreasonable for me to expect them to change the day of the leader's meeting? Or should I change my girls' meeting to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays? Or should I just say "screw it" and quit?

What would you do?