I am so excited for Payton's school and I LOVE how it works and the freedom that we have as parents at the school. I'm so into it that I've joined a committee. Ok, two...maybe three. Geez.
I'm really excited about the Staff Appreciation Committee. Since my mom is a teacher, I have a great interest and desire to help the staff know what they mean to the parents, the kids and the school as a whole. I'm loving where this committee is going and the other moms on it! We all get along great and share awesome ideas with each other in a positive way.
The second committee I'm on is the Hospitality Committee. We're responsible for Principal/Dean Coffees with the parents once a month and making sure the Parent Room is well equipped for meetings, social gatherings and parents who are assisting teachers during the day. Several of my new friends for the Staff Appreciation Committee are on this committee as well. There are several of us who meld really well. I'm enjoying this group too, for the most part.
The committees have been meeting for about two weeks now and I'm enjoying the interaction thus far. But through this whole thing, I've learned several things. 1) I have some GREAT ideas! 2) Not everyone wants to hear about my great ideas, because they have their own great ideas that they think are way better than my ideas. *insert eye roll here* 3) I'm an emotional person at times and I can let the littlest things effect me and ruin my day. *sigh* 4) Some women need to learn to work better with others.
Wish me luck on this teamwork with women thing. I just don't do it well.