Bearer of bad news

By Mir
February 16, 2005

Chickadee: Mama, how many days until vacation?
Me: Well, let’s see. You go to school the rest of this week, and then next week. Then you’re off for a week.
Chickadee: How many days is that?
Me: Hmmm… 9 days until no more school.
Chickadee: And then it’ll be SUMMER! YAY!
Me: Uhhhh… no. It’s winter break, honey.
Chickadee: Aww, man!


  1. Jenny

    Summer! Yay!

    OMG, I was so excited when I read that. And then, oof. Blow to the senses.

    Can you tell I’ve been housebound with three sick kids and the flu myself? Bleh.

  2. RockStar Mommy

    Ha! I don’t think any parents out there are ready for summer vacation yet!

  3. Jules

    And to think…I’m totally looking forward to just a 3 day weekend!

    Kids are so hard to please nowadays ;)

  4. Ben

    My son suggests we go swimming all the time.

    At the outdoor pool.

    “No, they are closed.”


    “Because it’s winter.”

    We have this talk just about every day.

  5. Eve

    Ouch! It can be so hard to manage/understand the passage of time.

  6. Amanda B.

    Hey. Where’s the portrait lady?

    I need Mir cuteness…aaaaaagh.

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