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Volunteer or Controlling Mom?

I volunteer in my son’s second grade classroom every other Monday morning.  I think it is important to be present in my son’s education.  I appreciate the opportunity to witness what he is learning, and how is learning, in order to be consistent at home.  Our teachers have the critical task of educating our future leaders and I want to support them in their efforts.

All of the above is true…

But let’s get real…

I want to observe my son’s classmates to determine who are appropriate play dates!  As I help the teachers, I envision each of the kids coming over… 

If I see this in class…

I envision this…

or this…


If I experience this,

I imagine, I will have a playdate that goes like this…

Parenting is tough, I want to keep my son from having friends like…

At least not until he’s old enough for me to enjoy the trouble with him!

What ways do you weed out the Eddie Haskells and Dennis the Menaces?

  1. October 18, 2011 at 7:32 am

    My kids are younger, but if I can’t get along with the mom, the play date ain’t happening!

  2. October 18, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I’m so glad I work full time away from home. In other words, my daughter has a play date EVERY day, ALL day.
    Her social life is on FIRE!
    Mine, not so much.

  3. October 19, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Of course that’s why you’d volunteer! I figured it all out when I noticed that my mother was always volunteering when I had more troublemakers in my class, or I happened to be in a class without my best friends . . . it’s all about ensuring that you’re guiding them right at every opportunity 🙂

  4. October 19, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I think that last picture is of me and my high school boyfriend…

    Except switch the vodka up with Southern Comfort and add grape juice.

    (In other words, I have no good advice for you.)

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