Thursday, January 24, 2008
Playing Hooky With Abe
Tomorrow, I'm skipping school to go hang out with Abe Lincoln.
Actually, it's for a really good reason. I'm taking my kids to Washington D.C. to see the monuments and museums. Sunday is West Virginia Day at the National Cathedral, and they're going to be participating in that as acolytes (altar boys) so we decided to make a long weekend of it and see the sights.
Some people would take issue with me pulling my kids out of school for a little mini-vacation, but since nobody does the 5th-6th grade field trip to D.C. anymore like they used to, I thought it would be ridiculous to take them to DC without spending at least one entire day touring D.C.
I'm pretty excited about it, actually. Giddy, even. A day off, plus extra time with my kids, plus history plus art? It just doesn't get any better than that. Well, actually, it could have been better -- I'm missing the Edward Hopper exhibit by a week. Of course, I don't know how much time we'll have for art exhibits, especially since the kids aren't quite old enough to really get Hopper, so I probably wouldn't have gotten to see it, anyway. So it's really better that it not be an option, because I would have to see it.
Mike is staying home with the baby, so it's just the big kids, my Mom, and myself. As much as I will miss the rest of my family for the weekend, it's going to be neat having the "big kids" to myself.
I'm finishing up my sub plans and then I'm outta here. See you all back here on Tuesday! I will probably post a photo or two. ;)