Ding Dong Daisy Mom

21 May

Yep, that’s me.  I am the clueless parent who never really knows what’s going on.  It’s not that I couldn’t get my act together, it’s just hard to undo the Scatter Brain.

I’m focused on so many tasks that when my daughter says she needs her Daisy petals ironed onto her vest, I do them all.  At the next meeting, I’m gently reminded the girls have to actually EARN the petals…and she has only earned one.  Oops.

My daughter was supposed to memorize the Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law. No sweat, I thought.  I have them memorized from when I was a Girl Scout.  Heck, we don’t even need the handouts with them printed out for our convenience.

I taught my daughter both and was so proud she knew them by heart…and then she went to the meeting.  My kid ended up being embarrassed when she was reciting the wrong words for both the Promise and the Law.  Who knew they would change them from the 1970’s?

The cookie sales were different from my Girl Scout days as well.  Nowadays, they still have some of the old standards like Thin Mints but have quite a few new ones as well. These are cookies I have never heard of or tried and yet I’m supposed to sing their praises like they’re Thin Mint worthy.  They even have a gluten-free cookie for crying out loud.  If it weren’t for the cookie cheat sheet I would have no clue what we were selling.

Thank goodness I am not running the troop and there are two fabulous moms who are. It’s a great organization and I am proud my daughter participates and loves it.  I’m very glad I can just sit on the sidelines and provide entertainment for the troop leaders and parents.

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