Mine are! We have five kids here in our family and four out of five of them have something in addition to school scheduled on Ascension Thursday.
- Kid #1 has the high school prom that night.
- Kid #2 is in a school play. She’s been involved in working on this for months.
- Kid #4 has a soft ball game that night.
- Kid #5 has an end of the year field pre-school trip to the park. Parents must attend.
Alright, so I’ve decided we’ll skip the softball and the field trip. Kid #1’s been told he MUST attend school in the morning, but tough. I’ll call him in and tell them why. It’s really not essential and we’ll all go to Mass in the a.m., then afterwards I’ll drop everyone off at their respective schools. In case you’re wondering, I really don’t over schedule activities for my children. Each has plenty of free time during the week. So why does it always seem like the Holy Days are never free?!?!?
I live in New Jersey and there are plenty of Catholics here in New Jersey. I don’t understand why we always have this problem. Do you have this problem? What do you do? Did you call the schools central offices and complain? I’m thinking I need to do something to let the powers that be know I’m tired of this.
Before someone posts, “Send your kids to Catholic school.”, or “Just homeschool.”, please understand that it’s not an option for my family. I’d like to hear from other families who have kids in public school/non-Catholic school.