I am so peeved at our elementary school and the non-stop fundraising that I am going to sleep on it for a day before I write them a letter about how ridiculously out-of-control this has become. Poor, sweet Noah gets a big sales pitch about how great each and every fundraiser is and how easy it will be to sell the stuff-of-the-moment. He comes home all excited, tries so hard and fails miserably. I put my heart into his Boy Scout popcorn sale and Sarah's cookie sales but the school has pushed me too far. Just at Noah's elementary school this year we have had PTA capital campaign, book orders, book fair, school carnival, pancake breakfast, coupon books, pies, change jar collection and now magazines. Sadly, this won't be the last one this year. Elementary age children should not be asked to participate in more than two fundraisers each year and if the school is too stupid to realize that, maybe our over-bearing, big brother of a government needs to put a leash on this. Have adults sell, but leave my children alone!
Anybody want to buy a &%#@ magazine subscription?