Monday, September 18, 2006

the fearless leader

Melissa took Madison to sign up for Girl Scouts. Her last words before leaving were, "If they need volunteers for an occasional snack or craft, I will help, but I am NOT going to be talked into being a leader!"

You guessed it, they talked her into it! "There won't be any Girl Scout troop for Madison if we can't find a leader..."

I don't know what the problem is, she has loads of experience:

She was a cute Brownie Scout, a serious Junior Scout

she remembers all the songs and dances...

Like Make New Friends
and Princess Pat

I guess she really needed something to fill up her spare time, which fits in somewhere between her 2 paying jobs and all her other jobs including shuttling kids to football, cheerleading, piano, band, and soccer.

The first meeting is tonight, I am sure she has already come up with some fun ideas for meetings, for earning badges, for campouts and trips. Or maybe she has been spending her time thinking up ways to delegate responsibilities out to other moms!

Congratulations to Melissa on this auspicious honor. I can certainly empathize, as the same thing happened to me - been there, done that! (rolling on floor laughing)


colleen said...

I always wondered what it would be like. I never was a brownie or girl scout, but I was in the CYO drill team and that involved a costume as well...and marching competitions! No cookies.

Motherkitty said...
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Motherkitty said...

Oh, man, Melissa. What have you gotten yourself into? Not only was I a Brownie leader, but I was also elected/appointed Core leader for our entire area.

The main thing is that the kids will remember it forever. I still have pictures of my Brownie leader and troup, and memories of Girl Scout camp. Who can forget campfire stew and brushing your teeth in sulfur water? What an experience.

Good luck, Melissa, and Susan, you can get up off the floor now.

Linda_J said...

fihupIt certainly sounds like she has all the qualifications for the job and a cool leader at that but boy, did they lay a guilt trip on her all becauses she wanted Madison to have the same experiences she had.

Gotta love her pictures on the sucker definition.

Ms. Lingle!!! said...

DEE VINE RETROBUTION!!!!! Proud of ya'!!!

jellyhead said...

Oh, you're a mean mum to laugh ;)'s just hard to say NO sometimes!

By the way, we DO say 'no worries' over here, and men quite often say 'no worries, mate'(women not so much!)

Anonymous said...

There is a old saying, If you want something done, ask a busy person! Sometimes there is just no one else who will do the job.

Ms. Born said...

It comes from having a weirdo teacher in the fifth grade!! I did the same thing and I had all boys!! It was my neighbors little girl. But I had a ball and I hear once in a while from one of the girls....She will be great!! Lots of love and good wishes! Toni

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I was also a Girl Scout leader, as if I didn't have enough to do already. But it was lots of fun and both my girls were in my troop.

Motherkitty said...

You can tell who is on blogger beta -- all those anonymous comments!