Tessa and I had an annual tradition which we called Annual Skip Day. I was a substitute teacher all while she was growing up and so when Tessa was in school, I went to school. It was a hard stressful job which had many rewards, but . . . did I mention stressful? So, I thought it was a good idea that once a year, I would write a note to her teacher . . . .
Dear Mrs. Teacher,
Tessa and I are feeling stressed out so we are
skipping school today. We wish you were
coming with us. We plan to have fun and
eat junk food and laugh a lot. Don't Worry!
We'll be back tomorrow.
I would always make sure that homework was all caught up and she never missed a beat. But we had a ton of fun!! We would always plan something interesting and did outrageous things - like have hamburger and fries and shakes at our favorite hamburger join....for Breakfast. We told all the people we met - We're skipping school! Wanna join us?
I say all this because I think its a good idea that once in a while, you just take day off just because. Not a day to go to appointments, or to catch up on chores, or to even schedule a studio day. Its just a day that you forget responsibilities and stresses. And don't apologize for it.
So Fast forward 10 years and I've raised a very responsible college girlie, I can't talk her into taking a skip day with me but I'm doing it anyways. With that this blog is coming out a bit late but that is the last thing that could be consider a responsibility today! I might start on my Sherlock Box set I got for Valentines day, but I probably will end up in the studio sewing on my quilt - not because I HAVE to but just for the joy of it. I might listen to Harry Potter for the third time and get a Happy Meal for lunch and not apologize to anybody. I might even get a Coke. With SUGAR.
So Happy Annual Skip Day!
You should take one too!
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