I reset because I had check-writing fatigue and we already pay high taxes.

I reset by committing to no more PTA fundraising!

I simply became a deadbeat.

Would I contribute to the gift-wrap initiative? Nope, can’t do it. What about working the holiday bazaar? Sorry, busy that day.

The PTA raises a tremendous amount of money – much more than is needed, in my opinion. Some of that dough is spent on ridiculous things, like buying candy and small plastic toys for incoming kindergarteners. I decided that while I will continue to write the occasional check for an activity, I don’t need to participate in endless fundraising.