Tomorrow, Monday, is an early dismissal day (some folderol about professional development). And by early dismissal, I'm talking about 3 hour early release.
Which roughly translates into less than 2 hours between me loading the youngest onto the bus, we leave for the bus stop at 8:45 am, and then picking up Jake from high school at 10:45 am. He does not ride the bus because to is a an one and a half hour odyssey each way with a 5:45 am pickup from our neighborhood. Meanwhile we live 10 minutes from the high school.
During this precious child free time I'll walk the dogs with friends in the neighborhood for about half and hour, pick up a few things at the grocery store and then... go get Jake.
As a friend of mine pointed out, why couldn't this be on a Friday instead of a Monday. At least we could then cut out early for the weekend.
But then again, that would make sense. I don't begrudge the teachers getting time to various training and development. I just question the whole scheduling. Half days are the pits for both stay at home and working full time families.