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Clever School Sends Hilarious 'Opt-Out' Letter to Parents That Goes Viral

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The first day of school can seem like a break. At long last, mom or dad can go to the grocery store without a trail of kiddos behind them!

But, not so fast, there’s a price to pay for those long hours teachers and school staff and faculty members spend with our children.

Many parents dread the inevitable folder full of paperwork they have to fill out. The emails start flooding their inboxes — “Sign your life over!” they seem to say.

Some parents are blessed to stay at home and have the opportunity to be involved in school functions and events. But even this is a full-time job and can be exhausting.

Others work full or part-time or simply don’t have the capacity or availability to volunteer. They feel guilty and secretly wish there was a less time-consuming way to extend their support.

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I’ve been in that situation before. It can seem overwhelming. While all the other moms were bringing homemade goodies to the bake sale, I was rushing into Walmart at 8:30 in the morning for three dozen cookies.

One mom is praising her kid’s school for finally offering an option that may just be the saving grace for a number of busy moms and dads.

Do you wish your kid's school had this form?

Briana Leggett Woods shared a post on Facebook thanking Auburn High School in Alabama for offering an “opt-out” option for fundraisers.

The form Woods shared is hilarious. If only every school offered something like this. I’ll bet there would be many a parent all too happy to “opt-out” in exchange for a small donation.

Increments of $15, $25 or $50 are requested on the form. I don’t know about you, but I’d put down the full $50 if it added some sanity to my future.

Woods shared her thoughts with Love What Matters. “What a breath of fresh air!” she wrote. “My very first thought was, ‘Someone finally gets it. Sign me up!’ I was ecstatic to see this idea presented in such a humorous way.”

In her story, Woods talks about how she and her family had just moved to the area. Woods works part-time as a nurse and spends the rest of her free time being the best mom she can be.

The “opt-out” form made her day. No doubt many parents share in her frustrations and can relate to her struggles.

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Do you have kids in school? What would you do if a form like this was offered to you? Would you toss it? Or would you dance around the room full of joy because finally, someone recognizes you just can’t do it all?

And you don’t have to. You shouldn’t have to. Being a parent is a full-time job. Bring on the simplicity, please and thank you.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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