October 8, 2007

Show of hands, please

Anyone show up at their daycare provider today only to find it closed because of…

Columbus Day?


Or was it just me?


  1. sorry, but I can’t help but laugh at that one…

    Comment by stepping over the junk — October 8, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

  2. I thought Columbus Day was a government/bank holiday. Don’t daycares know not everyone gets that day off?

    Comment by BritneyMarie — October 8, 2007 @ 1:19 pm

  3. Thankfully, I noticed the sign on the way out of the daycare on Friday. Still, having the boy at work with me this morning was…less than productive.

    Comment by Rattling The Kettle — October 8, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

  4. Ane had school and Tad had his speech therapy appointment. So, life went on normally here despite the holiday. I want to know how come I couldn’t get the day off from being mommy!!

    Comment by Deanna — October 8, 2007 @ 2:07 pm

  5. Nope, as we don’t have that holiday here :)

    Although I have asked the preschool for a copy of temr times, then copied it and put the times all over the house. As I know for a fact unless I drill it into my skull, I’ll forget when the holidays are! And I’m not making that walk to school in the rain for nowt!

    Comment by Modified mummy — October 8, 2007 @ 2:27 pm

  6. Here in the People’s Republic of Santa Cruz, we do not take Columbus Day but for those who do have a holiday today it is referred to as Indigenous People’s Day.

    So did you take TheMonk and Swee’Pea to work? They could like have totally, crashed the day care at work.

    Comment by Grandmother — October 8, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

  7. I remember when I was working and told my boss that I had to take Columbus Day off because daycare was closed. He looked at me like I was asking for Arbor Day or something off.

    Comment by Darren — October 8, 2007 @ 9:34 pm

  8. Okay, I can’t laugh because I did that once when my son was in preschool. Ooops. Well, what kind of holiday is Columbus Day anyway. right? No presents. No BBQ’s. No decorations. Nothing memorable about it. :)

    Comment by mel from freak parade — October 8, 2007 @ 9:48 pm

  9. Hmm. Strange. Our daycare was open – thank God, because neither my husband or myself had the day off…


    Comment by Val — October 9, 2007 @ 5:58 am

  10. LOL….i would have never thought that daycare would be closed. Up here in Canada yesterday was Thanksgiving so EVERYTHING was closed

    Comment by geena — October 9, 2007 @ 7:02 am

  11. She probably takes groundhog day off also. You better check
    in advance of that one!

    Comment by Aunt Raina — October 9, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

  12. She probably takes groundhog day off also. You better check
    in advance of that one!

    Comment by Aunt Raina — October 9, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

  13. Nope, you aren’t alone. Although, mine warned me a week in advance though so I had a week to scramble and find a babysitter. I did request a holiday calendar from them. They are also closed on President’s Day (another holiday I don’t get). I saw another Mom on Thursday chewing the director out about how many holidays they take. I don’t mind them getting holidays I know they deserve it but it is hard when neither you or your spouse is off. I am surprised they didn’t warn you. My center puts a sign on the door a week before so you remember.

    Comment by Lauren — October 9, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

  14. Nope…can’t join you on that one. Ours follows the public school calendar, and since I had to work, so did they.

    Comment by Amy — October 10, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

  15. Nope. Just you.

    Comment by Becky — October 11, 2007 @ 7:54 pm

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