Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 01:42AM
Busy day--busy week caught up in Book Fair at our elementary school. Beware of volunteering. I volunteered one morning a week in the Media Center (library) at the kid's school to be an involved parent. The library is a great place to volunteer, particularly if you are a writer and you love books, because the children come in with their class, they are quiet and orderly, happy and excited to check out books--and then they all leave! But you know what happens when you volunteer? Last year, it was one pleasant morning a week. Somehow this year, I've ended up as Chief Parent Volunteer ("Media Center Parent Coordinator") and I now do my one long morning into early afternoon each week, another afternoon for a weekly meeting, every day this week for the Book Fair, other assorted tasks as needed on-call, and I'm building a new Kindergarten Library at a satellite facility to open in the Fall (what a nightmare)! How did this happen?!