Today is a day off for all Squid -- as well as all teachers and students in NYC. Much of the rest of the adult population, however, is working and scrambling for childcare. Don't hate us. Please!
Personally, I hate Election Day and feel that the rest of the NYC parent population should feel the same. It is like Columbus Day, in that most people work but the kids have off from school but with one major difference. The teachers are also working. Adding their kids to the mix of childcareless kids. And taking a day off on a staff development day is viewed poorly by the administration. Even when the administration has the same problem.