Nope, I’m just not going to do it. I won’t ask others. I won’t.
But yet I know fundraising is necessary, and I want to do our part. So, guess who buys it all? Guess who takes the place of the neighbors, friends and family that they won’t be asking? Yep, that would be me. I buy. I pledge. I donate. Just a little bit for each kid, to make it fair. I do this for two reasons: 1) to help the schools, and 2) because they always have some kind of classroom ice cream party or something if EVERYONE in the class turns in at least one order. They strive for 100% participation, and the pressure of that is huge. Each kid feels it. And do I want MY kid to be the reason that the class didn’t get the ice cream party? No, I don’t think so!