Tuesday, June 09, 2009


My son is ditching school today, with my full permission. (Yes, I am confessing this to Ernest's teachers who may read this blog.)


*It's the penultimate (love that word!) day of school. They're not doing anything.
*Tuesday is the "orientation" meeting for Theater Gone Wild. The schools near the zoo are already out, so the program is starting already.
*Ernest is desperate to reach a total of 200 volunteer hours before Friday, so he can train with the animals (then he will be allowed to handle snakes, turtles, etc. during the Zookeeper shows).
*And the boy has straight A's.

I think he deserves a "ditch day." He won't be lying around, though. He'll be working hard:

9-10 rehearse old shows
10-11 rehearse sheila and primate
11-12 plan auditions
12-1 lunch
1-3:30 audition newbies
4 animal training for those who have 200 hrs (hopefully)

And I am counting down: 2 days.


Vanessa said...

Good call Mom! Hope he enjoys the day to the fullest.

Jen on the Edge said...

I think Skip Days are great!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Sometimes the best education doesn't happen at school.

Flutterby said...

My kids have been out of school for almost a month now. I forget how much earlier we get out here than everywhere else. Of course we also return much earlier, I think first day of school this fall is August 10th.
Ditch days are great.

Pretty Things said...

Zack ditched yesterday and we had a mommy-son day. Today is Field Day and I made it through half of it before I had to cry Uncle. Tomorrow is their party. Friday is another party. I work them both. And I am tired.

Yarni Gras! said...

I agree....both my kids have ditched....both make good grades and ditch for good reasons.....like staying home with me and snuggling on the couch watching movies....or reading an entire book in one day....or sewing...or cooking....or maybe even going somewhere! HA!