Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Today I began my journey on the 'kindergarten volunteer' road. And already, what a long strange trip it has been.
Several times, notes have come home that there were still spots to fill in the area of volunteer if any parents would be willing to step up. Against my better judgement, I stepped up.
So today, I loaded up the small one and off we went to do our volunteer time.
I arrived and was informed that my job for the day, if I was willing to do it, would be painting each child's foot and stamping it on a paper for their 'all about me books'.
Let me just say, some kids are much cleaner than others, and some are much less capable of not wiggling than others, and some share much more information about their personal lives than others.
First day out and I already have some serious dirt on some families. Makes me want to accompany my kids to school everyday just to monitor what they share.
We successfully painted 23 feet and took a few groups to the library and sat through one 'all about me' presentation, that made me feel a little bit better about our presentation.
Over all a great day. I think one of the best ways to feel better about your own kids, is to hang out with other kids. It's a little wake up call that you are not such a bad parent, kids are just kids, and painting their feet with cold blue paint will make them laugh. Loudly.


  1. LOVE IT! What a wonderful expereince you had.

    I work for VolunteerSpot - an website that makes it easy for more parents to participate at school - so they can experiece the fun of other people's kids and blue feet too =)!

    If you haven't seen us before, please check out our free online sign up tool and share us with your teacher and room mom. We'll save them so much time and eliminate those backpack notes.


  2. Good for you! Almost like foot washing, but foot painting...
    Left you something on my blog.

  3. It's true! Working as the nurse at the school is such an eye opener!

    I think you'll enjoy the "new job" and will paint many blue feet!

  4. You can't still be painting feet...where are you, and how were your holidays?