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I keep mine home on purpose

By Tara Zandra | March 19, 2007

Rosie mentions all four kids were home on snow day, she is asked what she did with them all day. She gave some ideas of what she did to keep them occupied while the underlying feeling was how hard it is for parents when kids are out of school. How is it different than a Saturday or Sunday? Why are children treated as a nuisance that must be endured?

She is not the only one as I often hear/read parents who can’t wait for their kids to go back to school. I know these people love their children, but they need to understand if they are always waiting for Monday so their kids will “get out of their hair” they will wish their life away as eventually everyday will be Monday and their kids will be gone from the home for good.

When we stop thinking of our children as an inconvenience to life, then we can enjoy them fully.

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4 Responses to “I keep mine home on purpose”

  1. J Says:
    March 19th, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    This post got me to examine how I look at each day with my daughter and I have to say, I am not as so many other parents are. I have my daughter in public schools and I look forward to fridays when we get to be together all weekend and I dread Sundays when I know we will be waking to another Monday morning. I am chomping at the bit for Spring Break and then summer to get here. I wish more people couldn’t wait to spend time with their kids. Sort of makes you wonder why they wanted to have them in the first place, doesn’t it? And I know you know this about me but I just had to put my public schooling two cents in. :)

  2. Melody Says:
    March 20th, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    The world definitely needs more Mothers like you! I think we’d have a much happier world to live in.

  3. Kelli Marine Says:
    March 22nd, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    You constantly amaze me with the love you have for your children. Yes I still read! haha

  4. Sandy Says:
    April 1st, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    My only problem with a snow day (or any other weekday where school is not in session) is that I’m a single mom who works M-F 7:30-4pm. I don’t have a problem with what he’s going to do all day when we’re are home together, it’s figuring out who is going to be able to watch him for me while I’m at work. Especially when I just dropped him @ school and 90 minutes later they’re cancelling and I’m scrambling to find him somrthing. It sucks. : (