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**EDIT** What exactly does a PTA mom look like....

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Because apparently I don't fit the description. My daughters first day of kindergarten is tomorrow and yesterday I was at the school dropping off papers. Well this really nice lady was talking to me and asked me if I would be joining the PTA, before I could even answer this snooty looking bitch of a lady looks at both of us and says "I don't think you really look like a PTA mom, we don't have your kind in our group". Wtf kind of shit is that?! I'm pretty sure everybody in the office had their mouths drop open. Yes I have tattoos and piercings and I was wearing a tank and shorts, so is that what she was referring to? So ladies what exactly does a PTA have to look like? Should I have worn slacks and a button down lol?! I also had my 6 week old dd with me and when she seen her she kind of stuck her nose up in the air and made a sound. I swear it took everything I had not to knock the bitch out lol. Anyone else ever been told they don't fit a certain description?

**EDIT** thanks for all the funny replies and some good advice! As for the few anon is what it is and I got a laugh out of your bullshit too!
by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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by Sapphire Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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Wow. Harper Valley PTA lol. Idk, tattoos and piercings are common here. We had a PTO not a PTA anyway. They were begging for everyone to pay dues and come. If you had been a green cone head they would've welcomed you if your kid went to the school lol.
by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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Quoting WheelerWife:

Idk what a PTA mom looks like either, but here the PTA is pretty elitist too. I paid my fees and said I was interested in attending meetings but was informed those were only for the board (you know, pres., vice pres., etc.) and teachers. 

I always thought they WANTED parents in the PTA. There's even a drive for members with incentive for the kids whose class gets the most parents to join. 

Idk of I'll be "joining" this year. 

You can go to those meetings anytime you want.

You can't always join in on discussions, but you can hear it all

by Emerald Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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You have a bitchy PTA. I am, as of Monday, not only a PTA mom, but I am the chairperson for the social event fundraisers. The majority of the kids in this school have very wealthy parents, and we are sooooo not that. But they have all been very kind and welcoming and were excited that several of the Kindergarten parents were eager to help out. 

I suggest you join anyway. You will probably find more parents like you than like the mean old heffer.

by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:47 PM

you're expected to look old and haggard -- don't look like you enjoy life. you'll fit right in! jk jk.

that lady was just plain rude but hey, people judge because that's just how they are. my ss goes to a catholic private school which doesn't help my case.  i have tattoos and piercings too and am wayyy younger than most of the parents (they all look to be mid 30's to 40's) while i'm in my 20's haha! (DH had his son at a young age).  anyways, i've never had anyone say anything to me, but good for you for being able to control yourself!

by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:47 PM

<-----this is what a PTA mom looks like

And i would have totally decked that lady

by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Um. Going by your post without even looking at you, I'd have to agree with the snotty lady.

Your attitude is just awful. You're more judgemental than her.



PTA mom

by Silver Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:51 PM
Our school is small so everyone is welcome to join the PTA. We do t have the snobby mom group runni g ours. The school a few blocks over is a different story, kinda why we choose this school instead. I love doing the PTA.
by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:51 PM
I was wondering if it is harper valley pta

by Ruby Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:52 PM

See the way our school "catches you" is that you HAVE to be a pta member to volunteer for ANYTHING. Which sucks imo. I just want to simply volunteer here and there for my son's class, but they sent out this mile long list of things that you're "expected" to "volunteer" for.

Quoting kysmama08:

Same. I never planned on joining just volunteering when I needed to

Quoting mommyof11050307:

No idea I don't join PTA. I vol with my kids class when they need me to.

by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 28, 2013 at 2:53 PM

That's what I was thinking.

Quoting Anonymous:

What? Really? Sounds made up. Who actually says things like that?

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