Slowly but surely

Today was a banner day for me.  I handed over a massive notebook of information on a project I was (unhappily) working on for church onto someone else and washed my hands (almost) of the entire project.  I threw the flyer asking for parents to deliver nutrition programing to the students at C school in the recycling bin (although I have reserved the right to say yes to that one if they send out a second flyer).  I resisted the urge to invite the all the parents of kids in C’s class over to coffee as an alternative to another mother’s well-intended but totally unrealistic plan of having 25 people plus younger siblings decend upon a (small) local coffee place.  I announced that this would be my last year managing Breakfast with Santa to my co-chair.  And, finally, just a few minutes ago, I resisted the urge to offer to supply an appetizer for a party that I won’t even be attending.

I feel (almost) free!  Is this how the rest of the world lives life?  Or am I on my way to being a total slacker mom?



  1. No. You are on the way to being a wiser, happier woman!

  2. Total slacker, for sure, but a hell of a smart slacker.

  3. Jennifer (ponderosa) says:

    Slackers unite! I only volunteer for things which benefit me personally (like spending an hour at my son’s school every week so I can spy on the teacher : ) Selfish, selfish me. But sane.

  4. Good job! Just think you will have more knitting time. You might even have time to actually post pictures of your projects on Ravelry.

  5. Welcome to slackerhood! lol

    Even though I (mostly reluctantly) continue my Girl Scout commitments, I say no to almost everything else because of that. Yeah, I bring snacks to wherever when it’s my turn, but GS is such a big commitment that I would feel resentful if I took on anything else. Last year someone suggested that I should join the PTO, and I actually laughed.

  6. What on earth are you going to do with all that free time??? 🙂

  7. I seem to be going in the other direction, as I volunteered to two different areas of M’s elementary school yesterday when I dropped in to go to the book fair. I am totally going to be in over my head, very, very soon!

    Good for you for taking some of your time back!!

  8. Haven’t you heard? Streamlining your life is the new black. 😉

  9. Good for you. I recently did the same, even reneging on something I said I would do when no one stepped up to help, like I asked. I’d had enough nights crying (literally) over how overwhelmed I was feeling. Personal sanity should always come first.

  10. Woo hoo for you, Chichimama! I think you will be much happier now 🙂

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