Wednesday, January 16, 2008

World of Good, Room Mom Style

...and no, I'm not going to go all PC on you and call them "room parents" just because a tiny minority of dads sometimes do the job, too.

Welcome to another World of Good (WOG) entry here at The Scratching Post!

Kindness, cooperation and charity are all around you all the time. Such things are far more common than self-indulgence, depravity and dishonesty. The mainstream media (MSM) gives you an entirely dishonest view of the world every night on the news. Want some proof? Dig this.

In the United States, there are 95,201 elementary schools. Assuming only one class per grade (my kids' schools have more than one per grade) that leaves you with

95,201 (schools) x 8 (grades) = 761,608 room moms.

That means there are over 700,000 room moms in the country. You know, the women who make sure the art projects go well, the ones who administer tiny bits of first aid to little cuts and scrapes, the ones who organize the teacher's appreciation presents, the ones who work the book drives, the ones who make the whole place run smoothly so the teachers can teach. At the end of the year, they might get a little present and a round of applause from the kids, but lots of the parents don't know them by name or have any idea at all what it is the room mom does for the kids.

Meanwhile, what do we see on the news?

Brittany Spears in rehab.

There are more than 700,000 women who go in to our schools every day to sit with 9 year olds and cut out paper flowers for art projects. There is one Brittany Spears, but that's all we hear about.

Don't let it get you down. The MSM is not there to inform you, they are there to sell their advertising. The world around you is kinder, more giving and more pleasant than you think. That's because more than 700,000 women in the US alone are out there doing a World of Good.

For more WOGs, a description of why we WOG and an opportunity to join the WOG Squad, see this post.


Jane (a.k.a. patjrsmom) said...

Not a room mom, but a "picture lady" here, who once a month voluntarily teaches art appreciation to every class in our parish school. Thanks for the shout out! Your world of good posts always inspire.

God Bless,

Ogre said...

Good one.

Thanks for helping me remember to keep it in perspective.