Kids are home from school today…

…the youngest is upchucking and the eldest might be a little feverish. I swear to God, I don’t know how families with two full-time-working parents manage stuff like this. And that’s not a subtle brag, either: I find it legit impressive to be able to navigate problems like this under those circumstances.


  • Aruges says:

    When I was little, if I was home from school due to illness, Mom would stay home half a day or so for typical sicknesses. If it was a serious illness, she’d stay home all day. Past a certain age, though, my Brother and I didn’t need much supervision when sick so we’d be home alone. Which was great. Free day to play video games!…

    • 1_rick says:

      My mom actually owned her own small business, so if I was sick she just took me into work with her. Obviously that’s somewhat unusual.

  • acat says:

    Now imagine how single parents do it…
    I mean, without hiring a housekeeper or something.
    If “social ills” comments may be permitted, the proponents of single-parenting have .. much to answer for.

  • JustDave says:

    Your kids are still in school the second week of June? Isn’t summer vacation a thing anymore?

    • UnmovingGreatLibrary says:

      Snow days have to be made up at some point.

      • acat says:

        Snow days, bitter-cold days, broken-furnace-or-boiler days … in some cases teacher-strike days get lumped in as well.
        I know the teachers are counting down the days, and the students are pretty much the definition of “warehoused” .. “hey kids, today we’re going to watch movies!”..

        • Moe_Lane says:

          To be fair, we had a no-fooling blizzard this season. We had almost 30 inches of snow where we were, which is a lot of snow just about anywhere humans live full time.

          • Wombat-socho says:

            Except the Upper Midwest, where 30″ isn’t even enough to get the schools to open late.

  • Compound says:

    FYI- They announced the next few series of Lego Dimensions sets today. You may want to brighten their day with that news. Or keep it to yourself if you don’t want to be buying another half dozen or so sets.

  • Luke says:

    Just do yourself a favor, and don’t watch the news.

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