Shannon Stacey

But why is my weekend gone?

I’m stuck blogging from the wee baby Asus as my sister has absconded with my desktop. She’s on vacation this week, and they have dial-up at home. So here she is which, of course, led to the Short Kid playing hookey.

As long as they get straight A’s, I’m a fan of mental health days. Sometimes you’ve just gotta goof off. Sadly, the private Christian school my sister attends likes to have their April vacation the week before ours, so hookey is required for the kids to spend a day together. (The Tall Kid, however, reacts to the suggestion of playing hookey as though he just inhaled a toxic substance—his body goes rigid, his breath rate becomes erratic and he makes a fish-like gasping face. He’s at school right now.)

And, yes, for those playing along at home, my children will be on vacation next week. Again. And people wonder why the educational system is borderline fail. Children actually have to BE in school for it to work.

My plan to stock up on word count before the PS3 becomes the constant soundtrack of my days is off to a rocky start.

4 comments to “But why is my weekend gone?”

  1. Melani Blazer
      · April 20th, 2009 at 9:39 am · Link

    Go, Shan, Go! :cheer:

    Funny you blog about it, I so totally got up this morning and contemplated calling in sick–just to have a mental health day. But it’s gloomy and rainy and being a Monday, and I’m sure I’d regret it when I go into work tomorrow. Will reconsider when it’s a bit more cheerful.

    Tell Tall Kid to play Hookey now while he can. The older he gets, the more intense classes get.

  2. Charlene
      · April 20th, 2009 at 3:18 pm · Link

    I need to take more mental health days. Instead, I take mental health minutes.

    There do seem to be a lot of school breaks; we had a week for Christmas and a week for spring break, and that’s it, aside from the odd day here and there (Memorial Day, President’s Day, etc.) Which is good, because on off days my kids do the gaping fish thing, too. :shrug:

  3. Annmarie
      · April 21st, 2009 at 9:52 am · Link

    I am always asking to take the girls out of school for a two days to go on super cool trips. Sadly, the school system here requires kids to go to school and if they don’t parents go to JAIL. Jerks. TWO DAYS. All I want is two days.

  4. Shannon
      · April 21st, 2009 at 9:29 pm · Link

    I think hookey’s important, but I don’t necessarily tell the school that. :lol:

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