Have I ever mentioned that in my spare time, I volunteer with my Daughter's Girl Scout Troop, as a co-leader? Have I ever mentioned I don't know how I get roped into these situations? Honestly it's not that bad, I did say co-leader, which means I help out whenever needed. I am not required to be at every meeting. Most of the parents volunteer so it makes my rotation very manageable. Sometimes I just laugh though, thinking how did I get myself into yet another commitment.
But we all do it, don't we? Over extend ourselves, putting our children first.
As I go through the motions with my daughter, I learn more and more about being a Girl Scout. The organization, the promise, the plethora of opportunities, and of course most recently the cookie sales. Sj set a goal for how many boxes of cookies she would like to sell. Her goal was set with her eye on the prize, sell 230 boxes and get an Eco Ellie Elephant stuffed animal. Wowzers, that's a lot of boxes for a stuffed animal. But she did it. She also earned a few patches and a t-shirt.
This past Sunday morning, I went on the trek to pick-up the cookies for our Troop! I've never seen so many cases of Girl Scout Cookies in my life. Three of us were in and out, with plenty of volunteers expediting the process. Then it was onto sorting of the cases for the girls' orders, then coming home and sorting our 250 boxes. What a process.
My dining room table and buffet is still over run with brightly colored boxes of sugary treats. I'm on the second phase of getting everyone their cookies, if you are waiting on me, I promise by this weekend!
Here's a glimpse of what our truck looked like, pulling away from Girl Scout Cookie pick-up. Amazing! I had plenty of smiles at red lights on my five mile drive home. I am most happy to report, I didn't lose a box from the back of the truck.