Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Where's the spirit of Christmas?
That's the comment made by my friendly colleague that I always talk to about family and work. I waltzed into his office still mad as heck about something my usually congenial boss confronted me about this morning. The division (in addition to their year end do held last Friday) is hosting a children's Christmas party this Sunday in our office gardens for kids of employees. They are supplying party food for the kids and the swimming pool is looking lovely and blue so if the weather is good the kids should have a good time. Bring and braai for adults with wine, beer and soft drinks provided. I put my name down to attend along with my 2 boys and also added my kids half-sisters and their mom who live with me. They are moving to Gauteng in December but will have missed their school parties due to leaving their schools before these happened. My boys are big and will not have a problem missing a function like this kids party and I certainly don't have a great need to be spending any more time with my work colleagues than I have to. But I thought it would be nice for the two little girls who are 2 and 6 years old to attend a Christmas party.
My boss approached me to say that the other manager (and probably himself) took exception to me bringing in extra people not just my kids. I mean come on really like a 2 yo and a 6 yo are going to eat them out of house and home. You will remember from my previous post that I spent an hour packing up after the year end function. I didn't even get a 'thank you' or 'sorry we didn't stay to make sure you were safe' from anybody. I told my boss 'forget it then - me and the kids aren't coming either'. If the weather is good we'll make a picnic and go down to Mitchell Park in Durban where they have a park and also a section with a lot of animals and birds. The kids will enjoy that just as much and at least I won't have to separate the family. Imagine me saying okay Bradley and Dael lets go to the party - sorry girls you have to stay at home! Bye! Yeah right!
Bah Humbug bunch of Scrooges!
(Photo showing my daughter Robynne with her two half sisters, Kaleigh and Rachael.
This photo was taken before Robynne went to Cape Town in about September 2007)