Fundraisers are an essential tool to parenting. I have learned that they can be quite stressful as well! My daughter’s school is selling Krispy Kreme donuts for the PTA. Now, unlike some fundraiser items, the donuts were a quick sell. I let my daughter, who is 10, personally ask each person if they would like to buy some donuts. She is quite the little salesperson! She signed 31 people up for 35 dozen total donuts (some purchased more than one dozen).
Here’s one of the parts that was stressful: collecting the money for said donuts! I was running around for two days trying to meet up with people to get their money because with me being a single mom, I certainly couldn’t afford to cover the costs if someone didn’t pay. We ended up marking through 3 people on the list because I was never able to run them down. (I chuckle here thinking of me running up behind someone and tackling them to get the money they promised my daughter. Lol!)
The other fun part (I say that in the least sarcastic way I can) is I get to get up super early in the morning (I’m not a morning person by the way) to pick up all 32 dozen donuts in the morning and yet again spend the day tracking these people down to give them their donuts.
But…the pride and accomplishment my daughter felt selling as many donuts as she did makes it all bearable. Ah, the joys of motherhood! 🙂