I don’t really understand how Turbo’s school plans their schedule. It seems like we pay the same amount each month, but each month has a completely random number of school days, based on the whims and vacation plans of the staff. I imagine their calendar planning sessions might go like this:
Random Administrator #1: Oh, cool, look. February 21st is Presidents’ Day. So we don’t have to have those pesky kids here that day.
Random Administrator #2: Awesome. Oh hey, I was thinking of taking a long weekend to go to San Diego and check out some of the new bars. Think we could make Friday a holiday too, then?
RA1: Sure, I don’t see why not. It isn’t like we’ll make any less money just for having fewer school days!
RA2: I almost feel bad for the parents who still have to work on those days… what will they do with their kids?
RA1: Not our problem!
RA2: Right you are!
(High five each other and then chest bump.)
Seriously – what am I supposed to do with my kids when their schools are closed but my company is still open? How do other parents deal with this?
I regained my sanity by going back to work 60%. That means 24 hours a week, people… it isn’t a lot. I have no idea how moms with full time jobs can possibly pull it off. And my kids are tiny – how do you deal with school schedules that run from 8am to 2pm when work is from 7:30 to 4:30?? I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll end up being a “stay at home” mom when my kids start “real school” because I’ll have no other choice. How do other moms handle this? I don’t think the Major would be too pleased to hear that I plan to quit when Turbo enters kindergarten – and frankly, I think I’d lose my mind staying home full time!