Monday was a late start due to snow, Tuesday was DS’s Purim play (I couldn’t be the only mom who didn’t go!), Wednesday was half a day for Tanis Esther? Erev Purim? Whatever the reason, another half day… Thursday no school for Purim and Friday a late start and regular Friday (early) dismissal.
Childcare was planned carefully. My boss was made aware of the situation. Purim preparations were already done. But there were a lot of late work nights involved! It’s not how I wanted to spend my evenings, but what choice did I have?
Lately I’ve been making up work time at night and I’ve been wondering if this is a smart thing to do. I need to do it occasionally, but when I do it feels like I’m working a 24/7 type of job. There are some nights when I have no time to myself and although I can handle it for a night here and there I realize it cannot become a habit.
On the other hand though, what choice do I really have? I’m being paid to get stuff done so if I can’t do it during regular work hours because of my personal situation then shouldn’t I be expected to do it on my own time? I know I always have an option to use personal/vacation days, but I have to save those for all the days I know in advance that there is no school.
This work-life balancing act is a tough one! There are no right answers to any of this. I’m just taking it one week at a time! Now on to Pesach…
How do you deal with a one day holiday turning into four?
Until next time,