My DD's school open house is tonight. It starts in a half hour and lasts until 8PM. You can go whenever during that window. I do not at ALL want to go. I am SO exhausted. Like, ready to go to bed at 7PM exhausted. It's been a long day, the kids are on my last nerve. The temperature DROPPED this afternoon so it is super cold out and now it's snowing/sleeting. The last thing I want to do right now is get 3 kids over to the school (we'll have to park blocks away and walk since so many families will be there -- the lot is tiny). UGH.
The thing is, I am at her school ALL THE TIME. I was just there on Monday for Mystery Reader. I volunteer as a helper for her teacher once a month, doing her project and assignment prep work and copying, etc. I am a classroom coordinator so I have been at every class party. I am the one that did Meet and Greet with her. I am the one that went to her conference. I am there a LOT. I know her classroom. I know the school. I know what they've been doing since I am the one that deals with her take-home folder and her homework and returned assignments. I am very "in the know", so Open House is not really necessary for me.
I am considering sending her with just her dad tonight. I can keep the boys home and start getting them bathed and ready for bed while she brings her dad around. He never gets to see all that stuff. I do think that it would be good for her to have that time to share all this stuff with her dad... But I feel guilty for not wanting to go myself. I think I would be thrilled to go if I weren't there so much already. Plus my boys' behavior has been awful today and the thought of dragging them to a school event is not exciting.
Sigh. Am I a horrible mom for skipping this tonight? When I asked DD what she preferred -- all of us going together (brothers included) or her going alone with Dad, she said she wants to go with just Dad. (They rarely get one-on-one time with him.) I wish I could shake the guilty feeling, though...
Michelle, mom to Lucy, Henry and Charlie