My husband and I both work full time. Our daughter is a 3 year old in preschool. Preschools take more days off than either of us do.
This regularly impacts our lives. Parent/teacher conference day is a day off for the kids from school, so that the teachers can meet with the parents. (And by the way, I think it's totally adorable to have parent teacher conferences for our 3 year old girl. I am somewhat obsessed with hearing other people talk about my daughter.) On that particular day, the school that I work at was having our graduation ceremony, so I was busy in the morning while my husband was with our daughter. Then, we hired a nanny for the afternoon so my husband could have a bit of a break, and then he and I met at the conference.
Friday before Memorial Day? Preschool day off. I'm not sure why. Star spent the day with my parents.
We're approaching the biggest working parenting challenge of the year - summer break. Star's preschool goes through the end of July. In August, they have four weeks of optional camp each with a different theme. But, I've decided to try out different things for August to get some variety.
So, I basically have 5 weeks to fill starting in the end of July through Labor Day. I'll be taking a few weeks off from my job (unpaid) so I can run my version of Camp Mommy, be a chauffeur to various camps, and get a break for myself.
Here's how we put things together.
Week 1 - Jewish camp in the morning. Camp Mommy in the afternoon. And, a friend from my childhood will hopefully be visiting with her son.
Week 2 - Camp Mommy with hopefully a trip to Los Angeles for all 3 of us starting on Wednesday-ish.
Week 3 - Monkey Business Camp in Tilden Park. This sounds super fun. I'm envious.
Week 4 - I go back to work. Star will do the water themed week at her preschool.
Week 5 - Star will spend the first few days with my parents, and then all three of us will go to Camp Tawonga Family Camp. We went last year and enjoyed it!
It seems like things will only get more complicated once she enters kindergarten and has 2 or 3 months off during the summer in addition to the random days throughout the year. I'll cross that bridge when the time comes, but for now, I'm learning about the camp options and keeping track of them on a Pinterest board!