It’s official! I’m in charge! Do you know how much I hate being in charge? I do not have control issues. I can give up control of anything, well except Mollie. We recently redid our living room, took off all the paneling, put up wall board, and painted. It looks fantastic! Now don’t you think most women would have wanted to have a say about this, maybe check out the color before it was on the walls? Not me! Nick did all this as a surprise for me when I went with the sixth graders to
So why the hell am I in charge?? It’s all Nick’s fault that I am going to be grade level chairperson next year! If I hadn’t married Nick my name would be at the other end of the alphabet! I really do hate being in charge. My first job is getting the orders ready for next year I must compile all the orders for every one in my grade level. It is a pain in the butt, and where that can be wonderful – this isn’t!!
I had to call my first meeting today to explain how the secretary wants the orders turned in. If they had set out to make it as complicated as possible they couldn’t have done any have done a better job. And it was my job to not only tell them of this screwed up plan but try to explain it to them. As I told Eva today I have always been a wimp, at least in the past. But coming out, being so happy and confident in my real life, having friends like I have here has made a difference. All that plus turning 50 – I love being 50; I don’t feel I have to take crap from anyone! It’s great!!
So as I began a job I didn’t want, I was standing before those teachers, teachers who are the world’s best complainers when they don’t want to do something. I decided to start off right – I told them, “I got stuck with this job. I’ll tell you now that the way they want the order done is stupid. We have to do it this way anyway. I will take any and all complaints as a sign that you are volunteering to take my place and you will be welcomed to it.” What do you know – not one complaint!! I still hate being in charge!!
But the good news, the best news, when I come home, when we close the bedroom door, I don’t have to be in charge any more!