There has been something on my mind since yesterday when a friend/coworker asked if I was able to volunteer at the school carnival. I told her no because I didn’t like large groups of people like that. I also informed her that I was planning on taking my daughter to the carnival that night. Then in the middle of her flapping her lips I heard something to the effects of “its always the same parents that volunteer for everything”. REALLY?!? Last time I checked it wasn’t how much I volunteer that makes me a good parent, it is how well I take care of my children, and they have everything they need. This conversation still is with me today. I would rather spend my time with my kids than away volunteering. I work full time, am a part time student, and have kids in three different schools. If I volunteered every time someone needed me I would never be home, and my kids would never have a home cooked dinner. What is more important? Needless to say I also have a husband who is a police officer, and things come up quick. My husband, and I do our volunteering. Sergeant Happy is active as a boy scout adult leader, I am assistant girl scout leader, and cookie mom, and I input coke reward codes for my daughters school. I do not owe anyone justification on why I can not volunteer, or why I do not want to spend my whole life away from home volunteering. I am a great mom, and my kids are happy!