Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Monday Mission: Meeting Minutes of the PCA

Meeting Minutes for Parent/Child Association Monday, May 21 Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Meeting Minutes for bi-weekly meeting of the PCA as recorded by PCA Secretary, theflyingmum. PCA Officers: Chairperson - theflyingmum (present) Co-Chair - Mr. theflyingmum (absent due to work related responsibilities) Secretary - theflyingmum (present) Treasurer - theflyingmum (present) Representative Constituent from the "Child" Faction - Ben (present) 1. Call to Order: Constituent attempted to call the meeting to order a full hour early. Attempt was overruled by the presiding officer. The officer put the constituent back to bed and convinced him to stay there until the officer was ready to call the meeting to order, despite tears, whining and yawning on the part of the constituent. The officer then went back to bed herself. 2. Minutes: Minutes of the previous meeting were read by the secretary. 3. Committee Reports: Co-Chair, not in attendance, left report on the weekend progress of the grocery committee and recycle/waste management committee. Funds for purchases made by the grocery committee were previously approved by the treasurer. The Chair was pleased to note that all items on the grocery list had been purchased, though she took exception to the purchase of inferior toilet tissue. The Chair was also impressed with the weekend progress of the recycle/waste management committee, noting the space now afforded for navigating the laundry room. 4. New Business: The Chair got busy with the new business of "What To Make For Lunch." Since the representative constituent from the "Child" faction had (as expected) fallen back asleep, the Chair took it upon herself to choose. A nut-butter & jelly sandwich was prepared, and accompaniments of celery sticks, apple sauce and juice were placed into the constituents lunch bag. A napkin and spoon were provided and a strawberry snack bar was added as a treat. Next order of new business: "What To Make for Breakfast." Again, the chair took it upon herself to choose. Cereal, milk, half of a pear (sliced) and vitamins were prepared and set on the table. Next order of new business: "Getting the Constituent Out of Bed." After a little grumbling, the constituent was coaxed out of bed by the promise of sliced pears. The constituent also requested toast, which was provided, and consumed while the Chair hovered in the background, reminding the constituent of the impending need to address the next 2 orders of new business: "Getting Dressed" and "Getting to the Bus Stop on Time." The constituent made a concerted effort to make progress on both orders of new business and was ready to head out the door when he remembered another order of new business: "Brushing Teeth." This accomplished, the final order of new business, "Waiting for the Bus" was executed. Once the constituent was seated on the bus, the Chair waved goodbye and returned home. 5. Old Business: The Chair, upon arriving home, made note of all the old business still waiting to be accomplished and decided to make an effort to complete the following orders of old business: "Laundry," "Unloading/Loading the Dishwasher," and "Unpacking/Repacking the Suitcase." The Chair made a motion to table other orders of old business. The motion was seconded by the secretary, a vote was taken by all members in attendance and the motion passed. 6. Announcements: Date and time for next meeting were set for Thursday. All members in attendance agreed that perhaps it would be better to get the constituent up 30 minutes earlier, thereby facilitating a smoother execution of new business. 7. Adjournment: The Chair retreated to the bathtub, where she tried to come up with ideas for a creative writing assignment titled "Monday Mission: Meeting Minutes."

10 comments:

NotSoSage said...

Oooh. I like what you've done with the place!

I wish I could convince my co-Chair that the trick really *is* to set the alarm for half an hour earlier (half an hour before we should be getting up) and not just "make a decision" to get up when the alarm goes off. That doesn't really seem to be working. Good luck!

theflyingmum said...

My problem is I enjoy too much the quiet time before the "meeting." But things really do run more smoothly if he's up by oh, 7:15-ish. Today I ley him sleep in 'til 7:45, and we need to be out the door by 8:05! 20 minutes just doesn't cut it.

jen said...

you guys are freakishly clever. you and Mad, both. seriously.

hilarious. constituents. i love it.

theflyingmum said...

WOW! To be mentioned in the same sentence as The Mad Hatter - an honor!

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

I love how you have all those roles. That is just so, so accurate! And the hovering while dressing is supposed to be completed? I do that too. I like to think of it as moral support, rather than badgering : )

Misty said...

Love the new look, Mum. And alas, you are too clever for me! My brain alertness level is barely alert enough today to alertly answer the phone, let alone write an alert and smart post. (Maybe if I use the word enough, I will take on said characteristic?)

*Yawn*

Beck said...

Good work, smartypants.

c4cara said...

You have your own Darth!!!
Love the new blog look.

Thanks for the minutes. Aint that morning rush a mind-blower? I have resorted to this drill-sargeant routine, which gets us there, but we are all a bit ruffled.

Hate that inferior toilet paper.

Mad Hatter said...

Very clever, indeed! I know those people who are too anxious for the meeting to start only to sleep through it in the end.

Mary G said...

LOL bigtime. I've been to a lot of those meetings, including ones with the chair in the highchair.
You are really, really clever.