Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Pre Vacation Vacation

Okay, so this is how the rest of the week will pan out for the Dungans. Today is a regular school day. That means the twerplets head off to school. Interestingly, this is also an out of uniform day for them. The reason for that is because this is the day of Southwest Christian School's Thanksgiving Feast. You may be wondering why they are having the celebration today and not tomorrow? Well, you see, tomorrow they do not have school.

Now, this may not bug you but it does me. Why don't we finish out the week? It makes sense for parents that have to work. It makes sense for the kiddos that have to learn. Why aren't they having school? I mean, isn't it enough that they will be missing all of next week? For some reason, and I am still completely baffled by it, SCS deems it necessary to have a holiday before the holiday and, generally, a holiday after the holiday. It is as if they don't want to shock the kiddos too much. Let's see, they will be out all next week. So, let's give them Friday off so they can get used to not being in school all next week. That way the huge vacation won't be such a shock to their system.

In most cases, we also see this on their return to school. The day they return from a long holiday is generally a half day - sometimes 2 in a row. In this case, they are wanting to ease them back into school. These leaves parents with a couple extra days of scrambling to care for the little out of school heathens. Of course, I say that with deep rooted love.

Wow, I guess I really have some pent up child care issues. Well, none the less, school today and none tomorrow. On Saturday we have the DFW International Tae Kwon Do Tournament in Dallas. (I will be more careful when eating a hamburger after this tournament) On Sunday, we will be happily placing our tushies in the car for a 12 hour drive to Huntsville, AL for a week long visit with Mama Marge - a treat like no other.

Hmmm. Now I am beginning to understand why the kiddos may need a vacation before and after their vacation.

It will, none the less, be purposeful fun.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have such a wonderful relationship with your in-laws----you are lucky and so are they!!!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving in Ala.

mckohl28 said...

Hi everybody, i just called trying to set up a play date. Well I guess some other time, i should have checked the diary first. Have a great Thanksgiving and a save trip.
Please say 'Hi' to your parents from me.