Tomorrow is my son’s school concert. He’s in Grade 1 and it is his first year in French Immersion. In previous years in a different school they always held the year end concert on a Saturday so I was always able to make it.
This year his is on a Friday right in the middle of the workday. And there is a ton of stuff to do at work. There always is.
Luckily I have an understanding bosz who is ok with the occasional day working from home. I’m also lucky that I have the type of job where I can log in remotely and be as effective as being in the office.
I think we should all try to make it to as many of our kids events as possible. What you will remember in 20 years is not what you did at work that day, it’s what you saw and maybe recorded on the school stage that day.
This is how I try to live my life… Picking the things that I will remember years from today.
So far, I’m happy with all the choices I’ve made. What about you? Do you have grown kids and wished you had attended more events? Do you have school aged kids now and ate faced with the same dilemma?