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|Fri, 09-21-2012 - 9:31am|
Can we talk about fundraisers for a minute. I really try not to complain much, I know the schools are getting less and less funding, they need to come up with creative ways to add back in that extra bit to help out, but these fundraisers, selling cookie dough door to door stuff, just irks me, especially with a kindergartener. I assume they did the "hard sell" to the kids yesterday, telling them all about how many prizes they could get for selling so much stuff. Well, we were just getting ready to put Emma down last night, after a long day already, DH got her to school late because he had worked late, we struggled another night with getting her to sit down and do homework, then she remembers about the fundraiser. Well, she thought it was something at the school last night, some big fair or something and she went into hysterics about missing all the fun with her classmates, not getting any toys or prizes! I tried to calm her down and explain to her what it was and everything, but at 8:30, she just wan't understanding, and I've got a teenager in the background laughing at it (and yes, it was funny how upset she was, but again, she's 5 and in hysterics). I literally had to scoop her up cradle style and hold and rock her on the couch to get her to calm down. She has never acted like that before! Ugh, and I hate selling stuff, we have no relatives in the state at all, I can't take that sort of stuff to work, and DH is self employed. And, there are a decent amount of kids in our neighborhood, a middle school kid already was going door to door last week with something from the schools. I just wish they would either wait and start it a little later in the year, don't involve the K and 1st graders, or something.