Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Birthday Celebration

Brittany's birthday was last Wednesday. She turned 21. 

On their birthday, they get to pick an activity (we either go out or they get to see a movie that they choose). Brittany chose a movie. 

As I looked through the schedule for the day, I ran into a conundrum. Usually, we'd do the movie after lunch. But Wednesday was Brittany's work day. She goes to the elementary school next door to help. 

So, I decided that we'd do the movie before lunch. Instead of the actual schoolwork-type stuff we do in that time. 

I mean, why not? It's mid-January. Last week felt long even though we had Friday off. Even though we just got off winter break two weeks ago. 

It's not like anyone was actually going to call me out for it. 

Before we started the movie, the principal dropped in. She was bringing the cupcakes Brittany's parents brought in for her birthday. And she said Brittany's father had said she could skip work that day so she could have her movie.

But... I already planned the movie for early. 

I put on the movie. Brittany went to work as normal in the afternoon.

After lunch is our "recreation and leisure" time, so basically the students had a free day. Well, except for Brittany. I sent her to work. (Which she gets paid for. And she wants to work with kids when she leaves the school, so this is helping her achieve that goal.) 

I'm okay with that decision. Sure, we didn't get to the usual stuff we work on to help them become more independent, but sometimes it's nice to have a kind of nothing day. That's a valid use of time. Anyway, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.


  1. That does sound like a nice day. I'm sure that the cupcakes were appreciated as well.

  2. Cupcakes and a movie---best day I could imagine! And I'm sticking to that too.

  3. It's a good lesson for them as well - be flexible and adjust (because I know for some of those kids, that's tough).

  4. I hope all had a good time.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  5. That is a great day and needed, I agree. What movie did she choose to watch?

    1. Peter Rabbit 2. It was better than I expected. (I didn't have high hopes for it.)

  6. Hi Liz - it does sound ideal ... while Brittany has hope ahead. And like Birgit I was wondering what movie you watched ... cheers Hilary

  7. Nothing wrong with cupcakes and a movie, and Brittany working on her birthday (which will happen one she graduates or ages out of school). Nothing at all.


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