Monday, May 12, 2008

Here's to the backbone of society: PTA Moms

In honor of Mother's Day I am sharing a picture from last Friday's fourth grade "Living History Day," which taught the kids about the great westward migration of African Americans to the Bay Area during WW2. Put together by a crack team of burnt out volunteer parents and underpaid teachers, the event was a huge success anyways, and the kids had fun making quilt squares, cooking cornbread, and swing dancing.

Here is a picture of two bitter sewers dressed up like Rosie the Riveter and wondering why they didn't recall ever volunteering their so-so-sewing skills for the event. Good thing the kids were so sweet and grateful and the quilt squares so pretty. Being a public school parent in Oakland is a parallel to motherhood I suppose: lots of hands-on effort, worth it in the end.

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