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Five Things Parents Do in the Back of 4-H Meetings

Five Things Parents Do in the Back of 4-H Meetings

Day 19 of 30 Days: What do parents do in the back of 4-H meetings? Read on!

1.  Try to avoid saying things like, "When I was in 4-H…" Fail.

2.  Decline calls from the senile but lovely elderly woman in Galesburg who has mistaken my number for her daughter's. She's even taken to leaving me messages like, "I've lost something. And I don't even know who I'm talking to." Me either, ma'am. Me either. I feel like we're gonna be tight by Christmas, though.

3.  Text and/or Facebook with other parents who are not at the meeting because their children can drive, which is totally not fair. Also, harass/heckle my niece via text, who happens to be an officer. Addendum to #3: crack ourselves up and slightly disrupt the meeting.

4.  Lose our will to live.

Image design by Erin Ehnle, Keeping It Real: Through the Lens of a Farm Girl.

5.  Come up with things for the kids to do that will make them say, "Awwwww, do we HAVE to?" And then {not too gleefully} reply, "Yes. It will look good in your record book."

**This blog was crowd-sourced during a meeting of the Checkrow Volunteers 4-H Club, bringing in ideas from the parents next to me, the mom up the road via text, and 4-H mom friends two states west. Also via text. With filters. To summarize: yay for technology and real life. And also, if there were a #6, it would be: write a blog with your friends.

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