This woman is not the PTA president. She is just a mom with a lot more time on her hands than I’ve got. And I don’t mind her being upset about it either. It was the stage whisper when I was obviously within earshot (as was my son), because she WANTED to be heard.

Rather than just address me to my face and either try and work some alternative solution out with me (perhaps there is a unique way that I can be of assistance that won’t require me to take PTO from work. is there something i can do from home? at my son’s last school, because I used to teach elementary school, the teacher let me grade papers from home to fulfill my volunteer requirement. That is something I do easily and quickly that saves the teacher a lot of time.)

But she hasn’t asked me in any other way but via the scripted message provided by the school district. Which I am NEVER going to reply to. So if she’s not willing to look me in the eye and ask me, mom to mom, for my help, she needs to not be passive-aggressive about it, especially not in front of my son.

Honestly, I should have spoken up there, but I didn’t want him to be even more embarrassed than he already was.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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