- Tommy: “Dad, is this March?”
- Me: “No, it’s still February.”
- Tommy: “I can’t wait until March.”
- Me: “Why?”
- Tommy: “Spring Break. And then it’ll be April, May, and then summer.”
Even after being out of school for so long, he still can’t wait for school to be out. Know what I mean? I saw this Dennis the Menace comic this morning. It’s so Tommy. He’s always loved recess. And vacations. And breaks.
There’s good news and bad news for Tommy and others just like him in Oklahoma. Many of the school districts have now decided how to make-up all the missed school days. None of them are taking the sacred Spring Break. But they’re using a couple of days here and there, like President’s Day, adding some time to the end of each day, and in the case of Tommy’s school district, extending the school year several days.
Dennis Tommy, summer recess will just have to wait a little while longer.