As I'm sure most of you do, I have Monday off work for the 4th of July. I am looking forward to hanging out with my girlies, my BFF, and her son. Our guys are going to a party with beer and cuss words. We have the day perfectly planned out and are heading to a cookout after the kiddos take a nap. I'm sure it will be a great day and we will have lots of fun! My only beef: It's a MONDAY. Yes, we do get the day off of work, but we also have to go in the next day. I really don't have a problem doing that, but my girls? Yeah, they will be bears the next morning! It is hard enough getting everyone up and out the door on time when they are in bed by 8:00. How on earth am I supposed to wake them from their hibernation and be out the door by 6:55 in the morning if they don't even get into bed until closer to 11? Coincidentally, my PTO days are renewed on July 1st. Would it be horrible for me to take some time on Tuesday morning to let my kids sleep?
This kind of falls along the same lines as the Superbowl. There was a lot of debate on whether or not it was ok for parents to let their kids stay home from school on the Monday following the Superbowl. In this instance, I say no. I think it is a little different (maybe) because I don't have boys, but if I can remember correctly, my brother and I never got "personal days" when we were in school. We were expected to go to school unless we were ill. Oh, and I did go to work on the Monday after the Superbowl.
So, what do you think? Are there any other moms out there that are calling in on Tuesday morning due to cranky kids? Am I in the wrong or do you totally agree?