I love my daughterâ€™s teacher. Sheâ€™s smart and makes me laugh. Especially when she wrote to me that she was starting an â€śOrganizational Club,â€ť at school. Bahaha! I canâ€™t stop laughing about it, even though, of course, this teacher means well.
But sheâ€™s so witty, this teacher. My daughter is super disorganized. In her defense, she comes home with so much homework, that literally, her knapsack feels like sheâ€™s packed for a weeklong getaway, itâ€™s so heavy. There are so many notebooks and pieces of paper that come home with her that, really, I could open a stationary store.
Alas, my daughter can be so disorganized that, last week, I found her bawling in her bedroom, because she had just spent two hours studying forâ€¦the wrong test! She loses homework almost daily (but somehow she manages to keep up her grades) and when I say it IS possible for a kid to lose a violin from your front door to the car in the driveway, I mean it. My daughter, to use the oft-clichĂ©, would lose her head if it werenâ€™t attached to her head.
So many mothers, it turns out, have the same problem with their kids, once I posted on FB that this teacher was starting an Organizational Club and made some crack about how weâ€™re too disorganized to get there. But these moms donâ€™t blame their children. Most of the mothers I heard from about my child being disorganized told me that they too are completely disorganized, as are their children.
I am disorganized. My desk is covered with bills, forms, bills, invitations, bills, magazines, and pictures my daughter has drawn for me. My Iphone has more than 60,000 e-mails on it. I am so disorganized, in fact, that itâ€™s a wonder that I remember to pick up my daughter at school (Havenâ€™t forgottenâ€¦yet!)
The point is, she comes by her disorganization honestly, like most mothers have told me about their disorganized children.
Even though I have told her numerous times she needs to be more organized, I feel completely hypocritical. Itâ€™s like me telling her she canâ€™t eat junk food while Iâ€™m stuffing my face with chips. One mother suggested her disorganization was due to hormones. I would like to believe this, but my daughter has ALWAYS been disorganized. She will lose 12 pairs of mittens each winter and come home wearing someone elseâ€™s hat and never is her jacket by the front door.