~"Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease." ~Lisa Alther
Kardashian-at least from behind..
No, give me an irregular job any day-and I will floor you with my skills. Sadly, irregular jobs seem to be few and far between. Unless of course you count motherhood. Which truly is an odd job-only you don't get paid. Oh I know..there are many who would say "But you are paid in love!!" First of all...yuck, and second- Yup-I am..absolutely..sometimes even over paid..but you know, it would be nice to maybe occasionally get some cash or even a gift card for a job well done. Not that I'm complaining-really, I'm not. I guess I'm just tired of" bringing home the bacon"-literally.
Back in September, I thought that I would have lots of free time. The herd are all (finally) full time students-I should have hours and hours of "spare" time. Right?..*sigh* wrong. They are getting older now-and it is time to start gently
These extra activities haven't really been too stressful. It has just been a matter of getting the right kids to the right places at the right time. They mostly like
Both of my girls are selling cookies. Both of my girls need to sell one hundred boxes in order to earn a badge. Both of girls are thrilled at the idea of selling cookies-it is the actual doing that stumps them. Even though we have been given valuable tips on how to sell them...You know, the usual- "Stay safe" "don't go into houses" or my personal favorite "have your parents sell them at work!" (Kind of hard when you are a stay at home mother. I mean I'm sure I could interest my dogs in them-but they don't have any money...that I know of.) All of these "tips" and "advice" really translate to "Get your parents to come with you/or/do all the work."... in the case of my girls-"Get your mother to sell them." *sigh* Have I mentioned that I am also horrible at sales?
Me "Hey-how are you?"
Other Parent-"Great. How are the kids?"
Me-"They are really doing well this year. The girls are in scouts."
Other parent-"That's great! How do they like it."
Me-"So far so good. You know they are selling cookies."
Other parent-(looking everywhere but at me) Oh....yeah..um..well..."
I know that this is when I should go in for the hard sell..that this is the time to remind them that I have bought every cookie, nut, magazine that their child has ever sold. That the money from these sales really does go to good causes..that I am desperate....but instead..
Me-"Hey it was good seeing you.."
I'll say it again- I stink at sales. I am not comfortable asking people to buy things-even if it is for a good cause. It just makes me anxious-as does observing people looking away quickly when they see me coming. Which leaves me wondering how are my girls (who am I kidding-how am I) going to