09 April 2009

Yay, long weekend! Or not...

My kids' school is closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday (not currently celebrated in America, but hey, everybody likes a day off, right?). Which means, of course, that Josh and I have to use personal time to be home with the kids.

We were each going to take a day, make it fair. Then Josh says, "Oh, wait, honey, I forgot...If I take 8 hours of personal time, I'm not going to have enough days for our July beach family reunion, or the "honeymoon" we want to take in December!" Convenient, eh?

>So I'm taking 16 hours of personal time to be home with them Friday and Monday. Friday is covered, we're going to Pump It Up in the morning, taking Josh lunch, picking up the dry cleaning and sending off the sale from my Etsy site. Saturday, god willing, my hair dresser will be able to give me a break from my kids new perm. If not, I'm getting my nails done. And conveniently, we can't go to the commissary until Saturday when Josh can come with, because I just have too much to do on Friday and don't have the next week's menu done. Like my sneakiness there? Maybe it's retribution for him reneging on taking the kids one day...

Sunday, we're having an egg hunt with my friends Kendra and Ariel, and having our own Easter dinner. Monday, the girls and I are taking our boys (5, 4, and 2) to a local coffee shop that has, besides coffee, cute purses and an indoor play area. However, no matter what I have planned, I know that on Tuesday morning, I'm going to hop out of bed and eagerly dress for work!

Here's what I want to know: why is it called a day off when I'm really going to be working harder than I do at work, and a dairy cow to boot?

4 comments:

Jamie Lee said...

Emily - I am SO with you on this. It's like you read my mind. My daughter's been home from school Thursday and Friday this week (Good Friday and "teacher training" ... which I find annoying - why can't they train after school hours?). It's not that I don't appreciate extra time with my daughter, but it's tough to really enjoy it when I have SO much work to do. My little angel isn't much into allowing mummy to multi-task ... which leads to guilt and whining. (sigh)
I hope you get to salvage some YOU time over the weekend. Enjoy your Saturday pampering. You deserve it!

Jill said...

Are you going to House of Java? That's one of our favorite playdate spots! I hope you are able to get some you time on your "days off" :)

Jill

Emily said...

Totally going to HOJ! How'd you guess?

BTW, my mom called me this morning, offended that I'd gripe about getting to spend time with my kids...she's right! So far, I've enjoyed the kids today, we'll see how the rest goes!

Mama Badger said...

I completely agree. I love my LG, and appreciate time with him, but I go to work to rest. Kids are exhausting! I think it's an expectation thing. At work, we're only responsible for ourselves, and getting our own krappe done. At home, we're responsible for EVERYONE's happiness, and still getting our own krappe done, while also getting some krappe done for them. That's a lot of krappe to get done. Oh, and we're supposed to enjoy them, too. Yup, exhausting. Hope the weekend ended as well as it started!