So yesterday I wrote a post “Being a parent ROCKS…sometimes!” and I stand by that. Today, however, being a parent sucks. I dropped Little Miss off at school this morning and the teacher handed me a little leaflet. Got home, translated it, (I understood most of it but didn’t believe what I was reading) to find out that tomorrow, YES, tomorrow, I have to take cakes to the school for a bake sale that I must attend. WHAT?!
That’s not normal, is it? I mean, am I just supposed to spend tonight in the kitchen baking? I can’t, I have basketball practice…and what happens if I work and I’m not home during the day? What do other mums do in this scenario? I’m happy to make cakes for the school, I enjoy baking, but I think it’s a little short notice, no??
I won’t be there selling them though. Firstly, I don’t speak French that well and I hate putting myself in situations where I end up standing like a total fanny not knowing anyone and unable to speak to people. (I’m working on changing this, don’t worry!) Secondly, I’m not that mum. I’m probably offending a million mums with that statement but I guess I just mean I don’t think I’m much into mummy activities, I don’t have any other mum friends and don’t really think you can force friendships with people just because you both have kids. I should think about getting some more mummy friends, shouldn’t I?? I always feel really weird around other mums, like, I don’t know what to say, how to act, incase they judge me.
Goodness, mummy life is complicated, isn’t it??
I should get going, I have a ton of baking to do!