Yes, I just used the word stupid in my title, but with good reason. I hate school fundraisers. Let me clarify, I mean the ones where they want the kids to sell "crap"; over priced trail mix, frozen cookie dough, trinkets, etc. I think they are stupid, and I can't hide my emotions about them. I believe I probably blog about them every year, but I am too lazy to go back and look.
I think that I mentioned withing the last few weeks that Akila called me on the night that the school handed out the fundraiser info. She was gung ho on selling it and the staff had told her that they don't do it, she would have to do it with her parent. I think she wanted to go door to door. When she called me, I reminded her that we never participate in these fundraisers. I always do a straight donation to the school, as they get MORE money that way, instead of getting the 20% or whatever it is that they get from the sales. Won't be doing it this year due to our current unemployment situation, but I have every year.
Plus, in a larger family, there is now way for each kid to sell enough stuff to get the STUPID prizes that get them so excited about. Who out there wants to give my kids a limo ride, so they can stop being obsessed with selling crap to get a limo ride!!!!!!! So dumb on so many levels. Then add a special needs kid into the mix, and it is a horrific situation.
Anyways, I reminded Akila how we never participate in them, and she just fought with me. Eventually, I had to hang up. Later, she was restrained. The instigator of a horrible evening, once again, was this stupid fundraiser. Have I mentioned yet that I think it is stupid? I'm a little obsessed with that word tonight, forgive me.
Tonight, Akila tells me that she lost two five dollar bills. What? I asked what she was talking about. She sold something out of the "stupid" book (I'm calling it that, not her-shocking) to her after school teacher. She now can't find the money. Perfect. I tried to get her to think of where she put it,but she kept getting mad. I also tried to remind her that this is one of the reasons why we don't participate in the fundraiser. It is too hard to keep track of the money. Now, more than likely, I am going to have to pay $10 to order this teacher's item.
I will repeat it again. Stupid school fundraiser!!!!