I just love the school year. Along with all the homework and hassles, I get to attend routine PTO meetings. I grumble and piss and moan about it the whole time, but the truth is: I have a love/hate relationship with all the drama.
I mean, I do hate the drama and the people who are chronic complainers and the people who hold the meeting up to drone on and on about a moot point, but deep inside, it all makes me laugh hysterically.
Because, really - what fun is life if you can't enjoy the little foibles along the way?
This was the first PTO meeting of the year, which means that it's also the most well attended meeting and the longest.
It started at 7 pm and I walked in the door to my home at 8:45 pm. That is nearly two hours of my life I'll never get back.
Luckily, I sat near some people I really enjoy, so like silly school children, we whispered our thoughts back and forth.
The meeting last night was in the gym, because there was something else going on in the cafeteria. The gym doesn't have the best acoustics and it was hard to hear at all, especially when the fan was on (it cycled on and off a few times during the excruciatingly long hour and 45 minute meeting).
I tried hard to listen to everything, but I mostly just zoned out and daydreamed.
That was fine - since this was the first meeting of the year, they had to go over all the little particulars about the school for new parents. We've been there since Buddy was in preschool and now, he's in 5th grade (ready to graduate to middle school next year) - so I already know the routine.
It's always interesting when a bunch of really different people with really different opinions get together. I dig hearing what sets certain people off.
Wanna know what makes me nuts? People who come to pick up their child and sit in the middle of the street until the child makes it to their vehicle. Note to those guilty: Pull over, butthole, and let the rest of us out of the road!
I just hope the next meeting is in the cafeteria - so I can hear all the nuttiness!