I was asked to throw the valentines party for DS' classroom, since the "room mother's" kid was sick all week. All of our parties are a potluck, starting with lunch in the classroom, followed by dessert and games. The teacher sends a newsletter home about the party and potluck, asking parents to bring something (juice, paper plates, snacks, utensils, fruit, etc) 2 weeks ahead of time, along with reminders.
So I made cupcakes last night and got all the shit for the games ready. I figured I would check this morning on what parents donated, and pick up the few remaining items that we needed.
You guessed it. Not one fucking thing was donated. Nada! Zero. Zilch. I asked the class who brought a lunch, only 2 kids brought either a lunch box or money for lunch, and 6 kids eat free lunch. So that leaves 20 kids with nothing to eat. I had to race around town, buying food to make 28 fucking lunches, plus napkins, plates, juice, forks etc. I was fucking pissed!
Yeah yeah yeah, I know that working moms are sooooo busy, and have more important things to do than get shit for a stupid party that some bored SAHM is throwing. And yeah, I know you send your kid to school to learn and not have fun at a party. That's fine if you don't want to participate in a pot luck party. But if that's the case, don't expect your kid to to be fed from the potluck that you didn't want anything to do with.
I spent waaaaaay too much money on this party. Never again.
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