Monday, February 15, 2010

Ministry of Education

What? The kids were hooting and hollering this afternoon when they heard that there was no school tomorrow. Kids!! The Ministry of Education announced over the airwaves that the academic schedule had to be respected and it called for a national holiday for Mardi Gras which is a traditional time of partying and...(family blog so can't say more). The folks who party usually need forty days of Lent to recover.
It strikes me as odd to revert to the old calendar as though nothing has changed here. The children have missed a load of school days and getting back in the rhythm was just around the corner. But-- what do I know?


  1. It does seem a bit bizarre to have the day off for Mardi Gras...but sometimes you just gotta go with the hey, throw me somethin', Mister!

    (unfortunately, there are still too many hungry people who would be thrilled if someone would throw them something to eat!)

  2. It wasn't to party it was replaced with 3 days of praise and prayer:

    I do agree though that school days should be made up. Are they extending the school year?