And So It Begins

Friends, the one aspect of parenting that I have been dreading as finally arrived.

The dreaded school fundraiser.

Last week when I picked up Foxy I was handed an envelope.  I looked inside and saw the familiar form and catalog.  “We” are selling cookie dough and ready to bake brownies.  I saw “we” cause I ain’t selling sh!t.  I hate that stuff.  I would rather just donate an additional 50-100 dollars each year than have to try to peddle my wares to various family, friends and coworkers.

When I told her teachers that I wouldn’t be selling anything they looked so disappointed.  “But it’s for new computers for each classroom,” they cried.  Crap.  The guilt trip goes along with the sales pitch I suppose.

I know you are all wondering why in the world is a daycare selling anything.  Well, Foxy goes to a school not just a child care center.  So we are included in all things that a normal school would be doing.  This also includes uniforms in a couple of years and I am so looking forward to that!

So, if you are reading this, and you have a hankering for a vat of cookie dough, holla at your girl.  Foxy thanks you for your support!

How do you handle school fundraisers?  Do you participate?

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17 Responses to And So It Begins

  1. Ms. Smart says:

    Girl hustle on over to your IT department and see if they already have some place to donate computers they aren’t using. If you can get a couple from the plantation, just drop them off at the school.

  2. AR Gal says:

    I wouldn’t want to be bothered with selling it either.

  3. justJENN says:

    Ugh. Like I need a freakin’ scented candle. This year I am just donating. Straight up.

  4. Nerd Girl says:

    I sell nada. I bought two vats of cookie dough last year from the kiddo so she could get a prize. They’re both still in the freezer. This year? I’m not even faking the funk.

    Wait. That’s not true. I will sell $1 chocolate bars because they’re easy and people generally don’t mind handing over a dollar. I don’t have enough nerve to ask anyone to pay $15 for a tub of cookie dough.

  5. Just write a check straight to the school and write it off on your taxes.

  6. K. Rock says:

    I ain’t about selling nothin’!! I hate it. I will try to peddle stuff to the grandparents but after that I’m done.

    My kids school has a fundraising fee that you can pay if you don’t want to sell and I am all for that.

  7. Tiombe25 says:

    I am not a fan of fundraisers either, unless there the $1 bars like Nerd Girl said!
    But I will support Foxy’s first fundraiser!!!

  8. Barista says:

    I’m the sucker in the office who buys from every single child fundraiser I see. I feel like it’s my duty to support the kids because I used to get so excited when my dad would bring my fundraiser forms home from work with a bunch of orders on them.

    • Tazzee says:

      I’m the same way! Although I used to peddle my wares myself when I was younger and was always jealous of the kids like Barista, LOL. I love supporting the kids.

  9. Jack says:

    you shipping it to CA?

  10. Clu says:

    Damn…now I want a cookie!

    I hate harassing (that’s what I feel like I am doing) people for money. I usually ask my Mother and I donate for myself and then call it a day.

  11. missmajestic says:

    I could see if you had an older child who was excited about selling but dang Foxy is just a baby….is she asking to check her email already? I’m just saying what computer will she be using a that school? guess I’m not helping here

    Unless its girl scout cookies I don’t wanna be bothered. Wait, that’s not a school fundraiser. I’m lying, my nephew started kindergarten this year and I can’t turn him down.

  12. ames says:

    The school we are applying to has a fundraiser every Friday and lots of other fund raising events. I’m looking forward to it. My excitement may wane after some years.

  13. Kim says:

    My daughter’s school just does donations and they make big money. I prefer that to selling. If you don’t want to sell don’t. It should not be a guilt trip.

  14. onefromphilly says:

    FUNDRAISERS???

    Please just stab me with a butter knife.

  15. Disco Diva says:

    I know its a fundraiser..but they charge so much for candles and cookie dough! I just can’t do it…except for my nephews d*mn Boy Scout Popcorn. I usually spend a couple of hundred dollars (darn kids know how to up sell) and tell my sister to just leave it at daycare. I give the sideeye to people at work.

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