I am proud to be able to send DS1 to yeshiva, but there are still some things I will never understand. One of those things is seemingly random early dismissal. You know where this post is going now, don’t you?
Yup, you guessed it. At 12:40pm this past Friday I got a call asking me if someone was coming to get DS1. The teacher on the phone said there was early dismissal that day, but I was so confused. Why? Why was there early dismissal?
So, instead of being clueless, I asked, “oh, I forgot. What’s the reason for early dismissal?” to which she replied that of course there was early dismissal, it was Asarah B’Teves!
Now, I’m not a meanie, really I’m not. I agree that there should be early dismissal on certain days. But not on all days. Especially not on Fridays when there already is early dismissal.
Luckily I was working from home, hopped in the car and picked up my son from school. I didn’t want him to be sitting there alone, thinking that I forgot about him. When I arrived at school I was glad to see that there were about 10-15 other kids waiting with him. Two of them were even in his class. I know the mom of one of those kids. She doesn’t work on Fridays and she is a model parent. If she can forget about early dismissal, then it’s ok that I did.
Until next time,