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I’ve been avoiding many problems this fall, brushing them to the back of the queue, pretending they’re not there, or will go away if ignored. You know the drill.

Anyway, one of the problems I’ve been avoiding is telling my daughter’s teacher about a vacation in mid-October which will necessitate my daughter being out of school for a day. Those of you who are parents know that a vacation day such as this is an unexcused absence, and no laughing matter in the arena of elementary school.

Another problem is a ‘teacher professional day’ that is also happening sometime in mid-October. I detest ‘professional days’. The school closes down arbitrarily, and working parents are supposed to I-do-not-know what… beg babysitters? Bring ones child to work? Who knows. Anyway, I’d been avoiding thinking about it but this week I finally looked it up in the calendar.

It was incomprehensible. I checked and double checked. The vacation day and the professional day are the same day.

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  1. Mary | September 24, 2008 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Ahhhh…. Life is Good!