Now, I’m one who looks for a reason to take Mondays off often when it comes to schooling. We usually don’t get to school until after lunch simply because on Mondays, everyone has a sluggish morning. There’s a song from a Brad Paisley song that says, “And a cuss word ’cause it’s Monday” and while I don’t actually cuss, there are times that I feel like it! LOL! I just *hate* Monday mornings for the most part.
But today, I didn’t have to make up an excuse to not do school. It’s a state holiday – Casimir Pulaski Day. I still remember when we first moved to Illinois 8 years ago and I thought surely that Chip must be making it up because I’d never heard of such a thing. Apparently he was a Polish soldier in the Revolutionary War. I’m not sure what he’s famous for other than being in the war and being a politician and the fact that he’s polish and I guess really not too many famous people are Polish. Apparently, he died of a gunshot wound to the groin – it made him lose consciousness and eventually killed him (which I’m thinking most men would agree could probably happen! LOL).
So, we’re taking the day off. Thank you Casimir Pulaski – for all you did in the American War for Independence and for being Polish so we could have one Monday off every year – for really no good reason at all! Which to me, is the best reason of all!