Me: No you don’t.
Him: Yes I do. I won’t get the I-Pod Nano, or ride in the bus with the cool TVs inside….
Me: You mean a chance to win an I-Pod Nano.
Him: I have to do it Mom. Where did you put the forms?
Me: Sweetie, your work load is already so heavy right now, and I don’t like to ask people to spend money on things they don’t really want. We’ll give your orchestra a check instead.
My 9-year old son: I’ll help him do it.
Me: OK. The form is in the garbage can in my office.
My 5-year-old: You can go to my friend T’s house.
Me: Oh yeah, and DT, and make sure you stop at CL’s, and then RCs….But don’t stop at CZ’s, because their daughter is already in the orchestra.
After they leave, I pick up the phone and give some neighbors a heads up.
An hour and half and $140 later, they’re done. I’m impressed. I’m actually beaming with pride that they were brave enough to go out and do it. Many of our neighbors turned them down — and they still kept going. Builds character.
My Mom always sold my Girl Scout Cookies for me at work. (I know. So unethical.) So, in the same tradition, if any of you want some cookie cubes, let me know at sjotest at yahoo dot com.
One mom, Mrs. Lopez, did the same thing. According to a WSJ article, Readers: No More Fund Raising!, March 18, 2007.
“I ended up placing orders for Grandma and aunts and family friends that I pay for.” A co-worker persuaded her to bring the sign-up sheet into the office, since that’s what all parents there did. “I had to find some place to refrigerate the dough (five-pound tubs, which I left overnight in the day-care center’s refrigerator after a long battle with them). I had to go into work late the next morning in order to pick up the dough…then rearrange the refrigerator at work to be able to put the dough in there. The orders were all mixed up as no one remembered what they ordered, and the copies of the order forms were illegible. All in all a horrible experience, and I will not repeat it.”
Flavours? chocolate chunk, white macadamia, mint double chocolate….and more. $10 for 1 3-pound cube.
The biggest seller is the Lavalicious Fudge cake.