This is Spring Break! Except…not yet. Due to that huge snow in January, we lost today and tomorrow of our Spring Break. They decided this a few weeks after the snow, and everyone who had already made Spring Break plans had to bring in “proof” to the school and fill out paperwork saying they wouldn’t be here these two days. That way their absences would be “excused”. We didn’t have any plans at the time, and I didn’t think about faking any. Turns out? Almost everyone E knows is either on vacation this week or…”on vacation” this week. If I had known so many parents were going to do this, I might have done it too, but it’s too late now and I don’t want E to have an unexcused absences.
My point? E will practically be the only one at school today.
The funny thing is, he doesn’t really care too much, other than just having to get up early. His theatre teacher is going to teach them how to do bullet wounds and cool make-up effects like that; and the rest of his classes have done things like scheduled movies and such. As a teacher, you can’t really plan on covering anything real since half the school (or more) will be gone. Which, of course, makes you wonder what the point is. Oh well.
My Dad would have made me go even if everyone I knew was skipping. But I probably would have wanted to go anyway. Our house had no heat or a/c so, depending on the time of year, it wasn’t necessarily a fun place to be for long periods of time. Either way, I consider it a kind of homage to my Dad that I’m making my kid go to school when no one else is.
What about you? Would your parents have let you skip? Would you let your kids – even if you had no trip planned?