I'm sort of always on the fringes of these things but this time I'm caught in the middle. I work full time outside the home so I can't be 100 percent committed to school activities like many of these moms. For some reason manster's 5th grade class has A LOT of only children. So you have these moms trying to devote all their energy into their one kid. Can't really blame them and I understand. I'm always getting a hard time from my boss because I do try to attend these functions. He asked me recently if work was getting in the way of my personal schedule lol. Anyway, this year I was one of the two "class moms" who put together the 3 annual parties for the kids (Halloween, Holiday and Valentine's). The power struggle happend at the Halloween party. There became this competition to see who could have the best party I guess. I was really just the helper to C who was one of the major players in this. So basically when she got fired, I got fired by association. I'm not even sure what happened but emails were flying and the 5th grade teachers and principal were even involved. It had to do with who was doing what and who was in charge. I could make calls and emails to find out more but decided to let it go and just keep sending my money to these things and to the PTA and let the warrior school moms fight it out. Manster is just as happy to have me just be there. He doesn't care about whose party is the best. I don't think any of these kids do. Funny what we parents get ourselves into. Not completely unlike sports parents.