I really enjoyed being a room mom last year for Jon's kindergarten class. I liked it so much that I'm once again room mom for his class. And also I share duties with another mom for Josiah's TK class. It's not all that much work - send some emails, coordinate class parties (but not necessarily plan them all) and other duties. I love getting to know their friends and serving the teachers.
A few weeks ago, I felt like Super Room Mom. On Thursday, I was a parent chaperone with Josiah's class to see Skippyjon Jones (a story about a cat with big ears who thinks he is a chihuahua0. It's a fun read with lots of "Spanglish" interspersed. Josiah was as excited (maybe more?) to ride on a REAL school bus to the theater.
And just so I got my fill of riding on school buses with lots of children, the next day you could find me in yet another bus with about 30 first graders. This time I was heading to Jon's teacher's working farm for a field trip. It's sweet that my boy is proud of his mom and enjoys having me around. I find that kids really like when adults want to get to know them. So, I have some sweet "friendships" with a few of his classmates. The girls are especially huggy and sweet.
A friend of mine took this picture of me as we were departing the farm heading back to school. A picture says 1,000 words. "Help! I've been on school buses with kids two days in a row! Save me! Save me!"