My oldest went to school for six years before we began homeschooling and for six years, I labored as her room mother. The first couple of years, it was an exhilarating honor to be chosen. I threw myself into the job and was a steady presence at the school. By third grade, I’d earned a solid rep and couldn’t get out of it if I tried.
Now as a homeschool mom, I see how valuable I really was. So I hope you’ll understand why I am considering placing this ad in our local newspaper.
Homeschool Teacher Desperately Seeking Room Mother
Planning parties, enforcing teacher appreciation, grading papers, calling in back-up support, making phone calls, reading to kids, surprising the teacher with home-baked goodies, organizing plays, cleaning up after art projects, facilitating games, providing assistance on field trips, etc. You will also be required to plan and implement two large-scale fundraisers per year to help pay for our curriculum.
You must be organized, friendly, patient, administrative, creative, thoughtful, efficient, well-read, and great with kids. Good listening skills and coffee-making expertise is a plus.
There will be no monetary compensation, but lots of rewards in hugs and kisses. The kids will thank you, too.
When she’s not fantasizing about having her own room mom, Angela can be found blogging about the ministry of raising a family, being a wife to rush home to, and how every mom needs a break at Homegrown Mom.