5-Day Weekend

The school is “giving us back” our two unused flood days this Memorial Day Weekend.

Today is one of them. Next Tuesday is the other.

Everyone is scrambling to find some way of taking care of kids on the extra days when kids are off but parents aren’t.

Our kid likes school. He’d prefer to be there than at home. Home is “boring.”

This afternoon our kid is going to his friend’s house for the afternoon. Tuesday, his friend will be here most of the day.

That cuts things down to just one day on either end for each family.

The whole idea that you can get emergency days back at the end of the year is foreign to me.

When I was in school, I remember it going the other way. The school built a few snow emergency days into the calendar. I think I remember they planned on five. If snow days went unused, tough. If there was more snow, extra days got tacked on at the end of the year.

Somehow, school used to be out on June 4. Here, the last day isn’t until June 25.

I suppose it all comes out about the same, one way or another.

Which begs the question, why did they bother to change it?