This is the only safe place I can vent, so here goes.
I love being a band mom. LOVE. IT. I get to spend lots of time with some awesome kids. I've gone from having one child to having 106 that depend on me during camp, games, competition. They know if they need a dollar for concessions and can't find their parents, they can come to me. If their hem rips in their uniform, they know Ms Lisa has safety pins to get you through the night. There are several other parents who are just as involved - we have a great team.
BUT. While I love getting to know the kids, some of the parents just piss me off. I am going to have to delete some of the moms from my Facebook page because of status posts like this:
"Wow. If only some of you knew how your children treat their peers when adults aren't looking...or maybe you do, I don't know...either way, it's shameful."
Really?? THIS from the mom of a Sophomore that thought it would be funny to pour Powerade through the bleachers onto a student who was under the bleachers looking for part of his instrument that had fallen. Yes, she was aiming. Yes, he was wearing an expensive uniform that he is responsible to maintain.
Another gem from her:
"PLEASE pay close attention to the girls who are showing attention to your young sons, as friends or other wise. It's a full time job to stay ahead of the danger that's lurking all around."
Really?? THIS from the mom whose daughter can be found (at any given time) huddled in a dark corner with a group of kids, lips locked to whatever guy happens to be closest.
I KNOW my child isn't perfect - she doesn't seem to be burdened with that problem.
OK, I feel better now.
1 hour ago