Lessons Learned

Some lessons learned from the Spring Carnival:

When someone tells you that she needs ten pounds of paper cut into one inch strips, ask to see her math. Anyone need some strips of paper? It’s pretty…I’ll send it for free!

When cutting said strips of paper, a shredder works much better and faster than a dull pair of safety scissors.

Email is an underrated form of communication among mommies. It should really be used more frequently as, unlike the telephone, when using email others can’t hear your children screaming at the top of their lungs.

Preschool teachers are dreadfully underpaid and underappreciated.

There are mommies who pull through in a crunch. Make friends with these mommies. They will save your ass when you realize you don’t have enough plastic cups for the fourteen four year olds staring at you expecting juice. These same mommies will spend a Sunday night attaching fake bugs to fishing line, making hopscotch squares and creating elaborate rules to keep children occupied at a blowup pool. Some of them may even bring some wine.

Never underestimate the power of a Box of Joe to ensure that mommies who are not your carefully cultivated friends will claim that one is the best.spring.carnival.coordinator.ever.

Every preschool function needs an artsy craftsy mom in attendance. They have magical powers to fix many things using paper clips, tape, and Elmer’s Glue.

And perhaps the biggest lesson learned:

Annoying people don’t go away just because you take charge. They just get more annoying.


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