Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the PTA Meeting

Here's what happens when you stay up too late painting a poster for the PTA meeting.  First, you have to make sure your lettering is evenly spaced.  How do you do this?  With a yard stick, pencil, and measuring tape, of course--to 1/4 inch. 

Then you raid your kids' washable poster paints and begin the painstaking process of copying over each letter one at a time.  Then you realize that the words aren't dark enough, so yet again, your paint brush dips into the glossy, gooey poster paint mess, drips across the page, and makes those letters indelible.  Everyone in the drive through can see this poster, you betcha.  And you deserve the kudos, 'cause you worked hard, and you care about your kids' education, so you give of your time, and who cares if your laundry is piling up.

Then, once you step back to admire your work,

the unthinkable happens. 

No, it can't be.  Is that the dog walking this way?  Noooooo. DON'T WALK ON THE POSTER.....  oops. Too late.  But wait, your knight in shining armor steps in and gallantly saves the day by dragging the vicious beast away. 

Alas, now you are left with a smeared superintendent's name. "We can fix it," your knight says.  Tiny dots of white paint made with the fine hairs of the smallest brush you have over the course of the next hour should make it good as new.  That should look good on the drive through.  Imagine Mr. Superintendent's face when he arrives on campus and sees the wonderful attention you took to ensure that his name stood out!  You'll be the talk of the town.

By the way, here is said beast.  Notice his devil eyes.  I'm just sayin'.


Existential Waitress said...

Oh, the things we do for our kids...! I just went to four different stores trying to find the "perfect" Valentines for my son this year. Sometimes these things strike me as absurd.

Good Enough Mom said...

I am not a fan of pets ever since my cat started puking on my bedroom curtains...yeah...that's right...

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