Saturday, December 4, 2010

It feels weird...

It feels weird for it to be nearly Christmas, and for us not to be attending any Special Needs Christmas parties.  Usually we go to the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children's party and the Spastic Centre's party.  This year the girls will be at preschool for the RIDBC party, and horror of horrors the Spastic Centre aren't having a party this year.  The kids are not happy - TSC party is the one with the chocolate fountain - of which they are huge fans.

Somehow it doesn't seem Christmassy without all the extra parties. I'm half tempted to chuck a sickie and take the kids to the RIDBC party after all.  We need us some Santa.  Maybe Emma could even skip school?  Its not like they're doing any work at the moment anyway - they've already received their reports and are just doing craft and watching movies whiling away the days until school finishes for the year (that's 8 days for anyone else who is counting).

So, what do you all think?  Chuck a sickie?  Yes?

12 comments:

Missy said...

Totally...chuck a sickie and go see Santa!!!

ferfischer said...

Yes! "Chuck a sickie" - which I *think* means "call in sick" - I think the special needs parties are really special! If it's a tradition, it's a tradition!

Ally {mtm} said...

Definitely chuck a sickie!!!

You know, Kmart have chocolate fountains for $12 if the girls are needing a choccie fix!

Fiona said...

No question about it.
Go see Santa. You have the rest of the year to be at work and the kids have the rest of the year to be in school.
Seize the season!

Sarah said...

What I find strange is that we have NEVER been invited to The Spastic Centre's Christmas Parties?! Never knew they had them! After all these years too! Makes me angry!

I would chuck a sickie and take the girls for sure to RIDBC!

We haven't been to any others this year as we didn't get any invites :(

Big brother, Little sister. said...

yep take the day off! just don;t go getting your pic in the paper! enjoy xx

Anonymous said...

What has amazed me about your work Alison is that they have been so, so, so supportive of you and your family, and all that has happened in your life. You have had a huge amount of maternity leave payment from your work haven't you? Also it seems great how your work has managed to find variant levels of available work for you, such as one day or three days or full-time. That seems a luxury that most people do not enjoy.

With such a place of work that offers such support for the family, do not they also value the ethos and morals of honesty?

Another point to ponder since you ask, hasn't there been an incident on TV where a man went through a court case because he was on sick leave from work but his facebook page had him at a party or the like?

Look, since you feel that the Christmas party is so important and your work seems to have been astoundingly flexible in the past, why don't you just ask for leave without pay for that day?

Alison said...

Fair point anonymous - but why remain anonymous with your comment?

My question was mainly in jest, as if I end up taking leave I will apply for leave in the appropriate way and take the appropriate type of leave - of which I have plenty 'in the bank'.

If you are indeed an anonymous reader then fair enough, but if you are someone I know then why go anonymous with your comment???

Belinda said...

Alison, I hope you don't know "anonymous"! Can't believe someone would comment like that. Good on you for allowing the comment and replying.

Hope you all get to go, and I'm sure it would be worth taking the day off from your "luxurious" working life. Far out! xx.

Marie said...

Life is too busy not to take time to have fun! Do it!

Jacqui said...

Unfortunately anon sounds like they know too much about you to be a stranger. As an employer, I bend over backwards to let my staff go to special occasions - but I would be upset if they "chucked a sickie" instead. For what it's worth, I thought your comment in your post related to the kids and not you. I think anon has jumped to conclusions too quickly.

Jacqui (I hope this posts okay as I'm on the kids iPad)

Alison said...

Jacqui - yes got your comment. My employer is very flexible too - therefore no need to chuck a sickie unless actually sick!!

I am pretty sure I know who the commenter is and am far less concerned about it now. I take many of the things that person says with a grain of salt!!