I’d like to know which local school board official, when planning my county’s 2010-11 calendar, said “Oh, you know what would be really awesome? To give the kids their normal two weeks off but THEN, when all these families have spent far too much holiday time together already, let’s tack on two teacher planning days at the end so the kids don’t have to go back to school til Wednesday!”
I love my children. Immensely. Immeasurably. But I work from home, and it’s time for them to go back.
A few days after her return, AG ended up sick with the virus that circulated around Outdoor Lab. While Christmas was a relatively healthy one, she relapsed into a very bad case of bronchitis that kept her housebound all last week. Meaning we postponed our ski/snowboard trip until later this month and she spent those days frustrated, missing her friends, sick, and bored, on antibiotics and every-four-hour bronchodilators instead.
Meaning we spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s in that time-honored tradition of holidays and family quality time everywhere, slowly driving one another insane. We are all thoroughly sick of looking at one another.
And they’re All. Still. Home.
I’m one of those anti-resolution folks, anyway, but it’s hard even to think about a new year and a fresh start on this first Monday of 2011 since I’m still stuck in post-holiday limbo.
All this is to say: I haven’t forgotten Asthma Mom! AG recovered fully and still has an Outdoor Lab post planned, and if these three would ever return to their normal schedules then I could get back to mine, both on this blog and beyond.
What am I looking forward to in 2011?
I really don’t know yet.
Right now I’m just looking forward to Wednesday.
How about you guys? Got anything big planned this year?