2010年3月18日木曜日

more PTA

Met my fellow mandarin class PTA rep today to finish up the thank you cards for the mandarin class teachers. No fancy embroidery and rick rack for us- we stuck the cute stickers everyone wrote on all over the thank you cards, spent 10 minutes weighing up the pros and cons of writing their names directly on the board and whether to date it 2009, 2010 or the Japanese equivalents- Heisei 21 or 22? Phew! Decisions, decisions, huh?

Anyway, finished that up and headed over to the kinder. Unfortunately today's PTA activities at the kinder coincided with the annual nasty-poisons-usage-permit-renewal-seminar at JA with whom the kinder shares a carpark. Absolutely nowhere to park. So everyone started parking on the roads. Great idea. Especially on a nice narrow road. sigh.

We were there to wash the windows. Yup. Wash the windows. All parents were asked to turn up 30 minutes early for pickup today and help wash the windows. To this end we were provided with buckets of warm water and newspapers. Again, I like the idea of helping out at kinder, I have no problem with giving my time but the inefficiency really bothers me. There are a lot of windows at kinder. Tall windows. Yet we had no ladders, no steps to use, not even the odd long handled window wiper. Oh well. I'm getting used to it...

And what we lacked in technological innovations we made up for in manpower. Mums, grandmas and the odd grandpa were crawling all over the place.

Literally. Crawling along doing the lower windows. Climbing on the shoe racks, standing on the window sills and balancing precariously out the windows holding on tenuously to the eaves while cleaning the top windows. Wow.

Finished cleaning and was invited to teatime to celebrate the end of the kinder year. This was a bit awkward as we PTA reps had decided not to have a breakup party due to the number of mums who wouldn't be able to make it out at night. Seems some people really wanted to get together and took it on themselves to organise something. Oh well. I rsvped that I'd attend so that's something, right?

One more week of kinder. One more week of kinder PTA. And three more PTA gigs to get through...

3 件のコメント:

Brenda さんのコメント...

Your vocabulary never ceases to amaze me. I have never used the word tenuously in my life, let alone so aptly or elegantly. You need to be writing professionally! Gosh, I love your blog.

anchan さんのコメント...

I wonder how long I can avoid being roped into PTA duties...

thefukases さんのコメント...

*^_^* Brenda! Thank you. I blog so I can use those words. All I got is my words and I feel like here I am losing them. Glad to hear I don't sound too high faluting though!

anchan- It's a pain sometimes but it is a good way to meet more people. Well that's how I feel on the days I don't have PTA anyway. ;)