Every summer, to make up for the extra hours we put in during peak times, my company cuts Friday short. At the end of every week in July and August, we shut the office down at 1:00 PM. It’s a great gesture, and it goes a long way, especially when you’ve got a family at home.
Last summer, my wife was on maternity leave. Every Friday, I’d meet her and my kid on the patio at our local pub, where a few friends would hopefully join us. It was a great way to start the weekend, and I’ll always look back on it fondly.
You see, those days are gone. It was all fine and good to drag my kid out to the pub when she was just a few months old, and it was fairly likely she’d sleep through half of it. Now that she’s a full-blown toddler, it’s just unfair to ask her to sit still and watch adults drink for five minutes, let alone a whole afternoon.
This year, we’re moving the whole operation into our backyard. It’s close to home, it’s easy for people to get to, and we already know my kid loves it. The drinks are also cheaper, and that’s no small thing when you’re paying for daycare.
Hope you’re able to make as much of your Friday as we are. Hell, if you’re in the neighbourhood, and you know me well enough to get to my house, why not drop in sometime?
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