Know who said that quote in the title? Sounds like a distressed worker, who is having to put up with all kinds of abnormal, terrible distractions, doesn’t it?

If you live in the great state of Georgia, and just in case you haven’t heard, our public schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday in an effort to conserve energy in the wake of two major storms. Gov. Perdue made this request Friday, and it has been honored pretty much all across the state.

The big article in today’s Atlanta paper talked about how much of a hardship this move will be. Hardship for whom? Students? No sirree Bob! They’re loving it! Teachers? Not really. School custodians? Naaaaah.


Yep, parents.

Parents who suddenly are faced with what to do with their kids when their free day care school is not available for two days.

I understand that there will be some adjustments, in schedules, in carpools, in eating arrangements, etc. But you know what? All that comes with the territory when you choose to have kids. They aren’t some commodity to be thrown around. They’re your children, God’s greatest gifts to your family. They’re also your responsibility. Not the governor’s. Not the teachers’. Yours. Something tells me that if you can’t figure out what to do with your kids for two days, there is a larger problem somewhere in your life.

OK, I’m off my soapbox.

BTW, the quote in the title? It was uttered by one Heni Sandoval, whose daughter is a third-grader at Hunley Hills Elementary School in DeKalb County. Now it’s not like Ms. Sandoval is going to have to carry her daughter with her to her big shiny corporate office. It’s not like she’ll have to clamp down on the kid’s behavior and manners. You know what Ms. Sandoval does for a living? Well, do you? Here’s the quote again, in its context from the AJC

“I won’t be getting any work done at all,” said Sandoval, an artist and stay-at-home mom.

Terrible, ain’t it? Un-freakin’-believable…your mileage may vary…