Why We Do What We Do...
It's no secret. Kids keep you busy. They're hug giving, money absorbing, mess making little time suckers. I always thought life would get less busy when my four boys were all out of diapers.
Ha! Not a chance. They went from diapers to schools and ball fields. Their schedules started filling up my schedule. I'm busier now than when I was up to my nose in Power Rangers.
And you know why?
Because I am one of those parents. You know, the kind who does committees, cleanings, and feedings for my kids plus others I didn't give birth to. Some days, I ask myself why...why do I put myself behind?
So, I asked some other moms like me...why do we do it? And here's what we decided:
1. It's glamorous. I mean those Mom tees and hoodies are just so incredibly chic.
2. It's drama at it's best. Move over Housewives...you don't know excitement until you mix the competitive edge of sports with the intensity of mommihood.
3. It's the gossip. We know what's up. We see kids in their natural habitat, and we probably know what their doing before the po-pos.
4. It's the cash. We get to see the budget short falls and get first opportunity to donate money to the cause making us givers...and givers get extra cosmic blessings, right?
5. It's the power. Everyone knows booster/committee parent's kids get extra play time...oh wait...mine warmed the side line most of last night?
6. It's the entertainment. Who wants to sit at home where it's warm and read a good book or watch TV when you can go out in the cold and hang signs or clean locker rooms?
7. It's the exercise. Why shell out cash for a gym when you can lug coolers and haul crates of food?
8. It's the free food. Did you know if you work five hours in the concession stand and there is a crusty hot dog left over, you can have it? Come on...that's a perk. That hot dog would cost you a buck fifty hot.
9. It's skill building. Juggling jobs, homes, and volunteer work will have you CEO ready.
10. It's the social network. Who needs shopping dates with friends when you can sweep up stale fries with the other moms?
Not buying it?
Hmm. Well, then let me just simplify it to one single reason:
It's for the kids.
All the work. All the hassles. All the stress.
We do it for the kids.