Love ~n~ Sharing
In October I received a phone call asking if I would like to help plan a Parenting Summit for February 11, 2017.
I discussed the idea with my husband.
We listed the Pros and Cons...
I enjoy working with Julie, who was the head of the project.
I remember attending a parenting seminar when our boys were toddlers and how much it helped us.
I already was working on a project. Do I really need another?
Too many hens in the hen house ... ever hear that term?
Several times when I have worked on committees we have plenty of bossy women. Who never like your NEW idea of doing something.
After talking over the Pros and Cons, I decided to do it. Under one condition, I would NOT BE IN CHARGE of anything, I would be a helper.
Come December, I somehow was the LEADER of the Children's portion of the summit.
This was during the week of Christmas that the news was passed on to me.
Ring, Ring, Ring the telephone goes.
Julie, "Ah, Carla, I just do not think
I will not name any names is doing the job. I really would feel much better if you would be the leader of the Children's portion of the summit."
Me to my husband "How did I get myself into this?"
Love ~n~ Sharing
I began to plan the day for the children. We would be providing child care for the kids while the parents attended the summit.
9:00am to 4:30pm
I planned a themed day called Love ~n~ Sharing.
I was blessed with many people coming up to me and asking if they could help.
Snacks and lunches were made by some lovely women.
Liz who has a Therapy Dog offered to come in with her dog, Abby, and do a meet and greet. She also read a story to the kids.
Two friends offered to do face painting.
The outline of our day.
Meet and Greet
Decorate take home bags. I came up with this idea, because as kids do crafts or have snacks they can not finish, like a bag of goldfish crackers, they like to have a place to put stuff to go home with.
Meet and Greet Abby the dog.
Movie and snack time
Last week I worked on the finishing touches of the day. I am sharing a few photos of our day Saturday.
Take Home Bags
Take Home Treats
I was blessed with a great group of volunteers to help make the day.
My husband and both boys helped me.
Friends and others offered to help and share their special talents.
As the last kids left on Saturday. All of us were exhausted. We all looked at each other and yelled "We did it!"
As we enter the second month of 2017 I am happy to report, I survived a New Challenge.
Agreeing to help with the summit, to being asked to lead the children's portion.
How about you? Have you had this happen to you? You agreed to help with something, but some how you became the leader?
How do you decided what to volunteer for?
Do you ever have trouble saying "No" ?