I told my sister I had managed to add being a co-president of the elementary school PTO to my list of work and volunteer obligations. She laughed and said I had the same problem our mother had - she couldn't say "no" either. She'd try but it became, "no-kay" and she was hooked. We had the first real PTO meeting last night - so far we have three events lined up, and volunteers for some of them. I think this is a good start (she says with optimism - if I am drooling and twitching by June, feel free to laugh at me).
We do not have a secretary yet, so I am (temporarily, I hope) also the recording secretary.
"What's that? You need someone to help you with something. Me? I am really too busy. Crazy schedule. No spare time. Three kids, you know. Teaching schedule. Design work. Girl Scouts. What? No one else is stepping up?? No-kay..."