Monday, January 26, 2009

Why kids shouldn't have calendars in their rooms...

I could see the hope--mixed with confusion--in Luke's eyes as he asked me, "Mommy, why are you getting me clothes out for tomorrow? I don't go to school tomorrow."

I said, "Yes, you do, silly monkey boy."

He said "No I don't. It's a holiday. It says so on my calendar."

I really hated to tell him differently.

The respiratory virus is still having its way at our house--one week later. Luke is better, but still has the lingering cough. Emma was up nearly until midnight coughing her head off. What age is acceptable for NyQuil? I offered to let her stay home and rest today, but she actually WANTED to go to school. (That child is dedicated, what can I say?) And now, to make matters worse, I woke up with a killer earache and a voice like Barry White.

This could be a tough week. At least we have the circus to look forward to this weekend. Oracle is going all out for a pre-circus luncheon for Compass employees--feeding us lunch, facepainting, and I think there will be a clown in attendance--all I know is it better stay away from me. We need this distraction (not the clown) considering Compass announced last Friday that they are laying off 10 % of their workforce. How's that for employee morale and job security?


Have a great Monday. (I think that's an oxymoron.)

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Anonymous said...

There was an editorial in our little hometown paper about this very thing. Seems to be happening all over.