Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fund Raising that Adds Up

I'm not a huge fan of the school fund raisers.  It's not that I have anything against raising money for the school, it's just such a different breed of canvassing than it was when I was a kid.  I was extremely competitive and would go out for hours door to door, to raise money for the cause.  Door to door is no longer an option, and instead, Parents are encouraged to take flyers to work and solicit co-workers and employers, thus taking away the responsibility from the children.


Boogie came home with a fund raiser to support St. Jude.  One of my favorite charities that I support all year long.  It's a math-a-thon.  Children are encouraged to get sponsors either for a flat fee or per math question.  When they go back to school in January, they will receive their booklets (age appropriate) and have 3 weeks to complete between 200 and 250 math problems.  I look forward to helping Boog with his problems.  They had an option of doing the problems online, but I figured, at 5, having the booklet would be much easier.

We look forward to completing all the questions and raising some money for a very worthy cause.

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