Monday, February 19, 2007

President's Day

Today is President's Day and you would think that there would be programs to remind us about how wonderful the past presidents were that founded this great country of ours, the struggles of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, even a little bit about each of our past presidents on a TV show. No such luck. President's Day has become as commercial as every other holiday and is all about the sales. That is all you hear about, read about or see is about the sales. Why even bother having the day off from school? The kids would learn more about the holiday if they were actually in school they being at home. I know, I just wrote blasphemy taking a day off away from the kids and the teachers and the government workers. Seriously, though, are we really commemorating anything other than President's Day sales?

Don't get me wrong. I do enjoy the extra day with the Princess and Little Miss Sunshine. We are planning a day of sleeping in (we did that already and cuddled in my bed), crafts, perhaps a trip to Michael's or AC Moore or even Rainbow Crafts, an indoor picnic on the floor and a movie of whomever screams the loudest choice. It is always special to have an extra day that isn't a Saturday or Sunday. I just wish they didn't try to attach some holiday to it where they take the meaning away from it and turn it into a shopping extravaganza.

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