Thursday, September 13, 2007

It Would Be Easier To Just Buy Some Wrapping Paper

Mrs. Joe & I attended parent/teacher night Tuesday for The Champ. We met the wonderful woman who is in charge of keeping our son from juvenile delinquency educating our son and found out she’s been teaching kindergarten for 23 years.

Never mind Mother Teresa, this is the woman who should be fast tracked for sainthood.

We still haven’t received anything to sell and its two weeks into the year. This has to be a record. That or The Champ has given away all the candy bars to his new friends with Mrs. Joe & I on the hook for the payment.

But we were informed by The Champ that the school is raising money by collecting box tops as well as Sox Tops. So now any box of food has to be inspected by The Champ to see if there is a coupon to be cut out. Last night he got upset at Mrs. Joe for not buying Hood brand milk for the Sox Top. He doesn’t understand the school only gets five cents for each cap but it costs us almost a dollar a gallon more for Hood brand milk if it isn’t on sale. Sounds like a gimmick by Hood to me.

They are also collecting soda can tabs for Shriners Hospitals. They collect and recycle the aluminum tabs and purchase medical equipment. The Champ is right on top of this, too. He’s asking us to pull off every tab he sees.

“Sorry Champ, that can of soda isn’t even opened yet.”

It’s good that he is getting involved, but to cut out every box top, hang onto every milk bottle cap and pull off every soda can tab will probably get annoying. But I guess it could be worse. I could be walking door to door with him selling magazine subscriptions.



Blogger charlotta-love said...

Candy Bars: that was the worst. Try being a girl in middle school with a bag full of chocolate bars. Girl + Chocolate = lots of money I owed myself.

Fri Sep 14, 09:58:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Em said...

You are exactly right! Be grateful for the box tops and keep praying you can avoid door-to-door sales.

Fri Sep 14, 01:07:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Ben & Bennie said...

Ours is Sally Foster wrapping paper. The sells drive wraps up (no pun intended) next week. I can't wait for the full frontal assault in the car pool line.

Fri Sep 14, 01:28:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Darren said...

We save the boxtops too. (Save 'em up and wait to see if the school does some kind of whoever-brings-in-the-most-this-month kind of contest.) And the school also has the milk cap thing, but we don't buy Hood either.

But all this doesn't mean that we're not selling too. The Champ must go to a rich school. :)

Fri Sep 14, 03:14:00 PM 2007  
Anonymous Redneck Mommy said...


And that is said in the nicest possible way. My daughter came waltzing in with a fundraising package from our school.



And I refuse to go door to door. So I whored myself, my daughter and my community out at the local bowling alley.

I'm a classy gal.

Sun Sep 16, 02:14:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Dad Stuff said...

Our kids like to use 'collecting pop tabs' as an excuse to help themselves to another can.

Wed Sep 19, 08:03:00 PM 2007  

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