Aahhh Presidents

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A dear friend of mine is married to a man who works at a bank. He definitely was thinking when he chose his profession because he gets lots of extra holidays off throughout the year that the average worker does not get (a fact he likes to remind my husband of with plenty of advance of the day…then my husband makes movies in response…it just goes back and forth…I won’t go into the differences between men and women at this point).

ANYWAY, school children also get most of these days off. Wasn’t that fun? Getting days off all the time in school? Not college school–elementary school. That is where the holidays were awesome. I really, really, really think some holidays should be standard–like Civil Rights day–why is that not standard? Doesn’t that one seem like a pretty big deal in our history? Shouldn’t it get a little more respect?

ANYWAY…I have decided that for my pregnancy, I will follow the example of the bankers and school children of the USA and take those holidays off myself. So today instead of a regular post, you get to read a some-what (or lot-what) rambling post that takes several paragraphs to say “I am taking today off.” I guess that is what you get when I am pregnant and tired and sick. Rambling. Just enjoy it. 


Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. Rachel
    February 20, 2012 / 8:42 PM

    this made me smile today:)

  2. Caroline
    February 21, 2012 / 1:31 AM

    This made me smile too 🙂 Thanks for all that you do! (And enjoy those holidays!)

  3. serra
    February 21, 2012 / 4:01 PM

    bahaha – you should have posted one of the videos your husband made.

  4. Kristin L.
    February 21, 2012 / 7:48 PM

    No sweat! I'm all for rambling, and random topics! (Have you ever visited my blog!?? Haha!) Feel free to take more days off! I always wonder how you produce a post for every day anyways! 🙂

  5. Ellyn
    February 21, 2012 / 10:38 PM

    This is great! I'm glad you are taking today off and sharing that with us. I just woke up from a nap that I felt like taking for no reason at all. We deserve it!

  6. Kristy Powers
    February 22, 2012 / 8:36 PM

    I do enjoy a post like this! Rest yourself!

  7. Plowmanators
    February 26, 2012 / 12:46 AM

    lol–I am glad I could entertain you all for a day.

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