For the past seven years in the workforce, I’ve gotten ONE day off for the holidays. Christmas Day. I’ve worked until 5 PM on too many Christmas Eves and been at my desk by 8 AM too many times on December 26th. It’s a shame, really, because it takes away from my family and the holiday.
I remember Harrison’s second Christmas. I worked until 5 PM, only to rush to get him from the nanny, rush to change him into his Christmas Eve church clothes, rush to the candlelight service. I was exhausted by 8 PM, ready for bed.
Last year, Christmas Eve fell on a weekend and it was lovely. This year, I’m off for an entire week and a half.
I feel positively giddy for Monday when Harry will ask, “School’s closed?” and I get to say, “YES! LET’S BAKE COOKIES INSTEAD!”
So what the heck am I going to do with my three-year-old for a week and a half?
If you get a Winter Break, do you have anything planned?
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