Some of you may already be paticipating in the annual celebration of spring break. And by “participating” I mean coming home from work at lunch to find your teen still in pajamas eating Pop-Tarts straight out of the box while playing Call of Duty or streaming Supernatural reruns.
Being a parent, you will smile and playfully tousle their hair. You’ll ask them if they’re enjoying their much-needed vacation from another hard month of schooling. They will grunt in response, causing you to chuckle as you walk to the kitchen, open the refrigerator, and find nothing but a chilled cantaloup rind.
“You must’ve worked up an appetite,” you’ll say, though what you’re really thinking is:
Between early-release days, in-service days and holidays, my kids spent a total of nine days in actual SCHOOL last month! How is this even FAIR! I hate you! I hate everyone!
Oops, sorry. That last part was my teenagers.
The point is, I think the time has come to adopt a nationwide spring break. Who’s behind me?!?
Hold on, sir — that was a little too eager.
For the rest of you, here’s an audio preview of this Monday’s upcoming post, Congress Gets Recess, Our Kids Get Spring Break — What About US?!?…
See you Monday! It’s not like I’ll be on spring break or anything…