Ok, Moms ... Help me with this one. At the start of the school year, I had every intention of being involved with PTA because I felt it was the right thing to do for my child and the school. However, since the start of the school year, my husband and I have become so incredibly busy that I do not have even a minute to spare.
The PTA started becoming a bit demanding ... last minute text messages and calls asking for help. Unfortunately, it was always when I wasn't able to help. I eventually had to withdraw my offer to help because I realized I had bitten off more than I could chew.
Since telling the PTA that I wasn't able to help and apologizing, I have felt completely shunned and disregarded. These people have basically stopped speaking to me or even recognizing me on social media. (I haven't yet deleted them from social media because I fear the fallout of that too). I have read a lot of horror stories about PTA's but this confirms why working mothers have no interest in getting involved. PTAs really are a "leftover" from the 1950s when moms stayed home. The current generation of PTA moms just do not realize how difficult it is to work full-time, raise a family, and meet all the demands of life.
It is a sad reality but I now know why PTA has the reputation it does and why many moms stay as far away as possible.
What are your thoughts on this?