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Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Let's Take The Whole Day Off

My son gave me the day off today.

He knew I was way behind on housework and various other projects I have going.

Well, yes, he knew that. But he really just wanted the day off for himself.

So he worked extra hard on Monday, doubling up some of his lessons and researching like a madman for his paper on How Humans Will Live In Space.

Today we get the day off.

Doh! I forgot. I have another homeschooler.

Okay, so my son gets the day off, while I get to teach my daughter.

Of course, she's in third grade. She can afford a day off from times tables, pronouns, and Greek myths.

I don't know. Maybe we'll all get the day off on Tuesday.

I'll decide what to do when my alarm goes off in a few hours.

What do you think will happen?


Blogger Ed said...

I predict a round of snooze button addition. It's a little game of how quickly you can add by 9s in your head without actually waking up and simultaneously hitting the snooze button.

4:20 AM  
Anonymous Evan said...

I think your son will do well in Academics in the future.

7:23 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Spontaneous days off was one of my favorite parts of homeschooling. Sigh. I miss it.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Idaho Dad said...

@Ed, I actually woke up at the same time I always do, but only because my daughter was shaking me awake to ask, "Are we really having the day off?"

@Evan, I think my son will really enjoy making out a college schedule where he has Mondays and Fridays off. I know I did.

@Jen, We don't take many days off. So, this is kind of a treat. Well, if you call folding laundry and cleaning up clutter a treat.

11:50 AM  
Blogger James (SeattleDad) said...

You can't go out on that limb without following through, can you?

12:52 PM  
Blogger Idaho Dad said...

@SeattleDad, They'd never let me hear the end of it if I didn't follow through. I only wish someone would give ME the day off. Or at least come clean out my garage.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Googs said...

You know, it is nice to hear this coming from a Dad. As stay-at-home-do-it-all-homeschool moms, we sometimes think that the men ( not trying to be mean at all), don't get how we feel about a day off. Good luck and enjoy whatever you can get.

My Dad called me last week for my birthday and asked if I got the day off. I kindly reminded him that I have all four kids at home with me and that is just not an option. He said, " I know, that's why you need it from time to time."

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Evan said...

You know, Fridays and Mondays happened to be day off in my college days. Good times... good times. I sincerely hope he doesn't do that though.

7:17 AM  

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