I just found out last night that my kids don’t have school on Monday because of Columbus Day.
First of all, WOW! I should really look at the calendar. We would have been standing out at the bus stop at 8:45 completely bewildered.
Second, didn’t we all agree that Christopher Columbus was an evil imperialist interloper?
No wonder kids are so confused.
Why are we still celebrating him? If we really need a day off of school in October we could take Halloween off or celebrate Bob Geldof’s birthday. He was born on October 5 and Geldof has done a lot of good. Other October birthdays I would throw out there as options? Sting (Oct. 2), Mahatma Ghandi (Oct. 2), Rutherford B. Hayes (Oct. 4), John Lennon (Oct. 9), Guiseppe Verdi (Oct. 10), Jerry Rice (Oct. 13), Friedrich Nietzsche (Oct 15), Zac Efron and/or Mike Ditka (Oct. 18), Pele (Oct. 23), F. Murray Abraham (Oct. 24), Pablo Picasso (Oct. 25).
Probably the Zac Efron and Mike Ditka day makes the most sense. Gabe says we could call it Ditkfron Day.