Chicago Parents Fret Over What to Do With Kids

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 at 8:30 am

Faced with a crisis during the union goon teachers strike, one “stay-at-home mom” panics.

Patricia Jones, 32, arrived at Mays Elementary Academy, 838 W. Marquette, with her 6-year-old daughter as the half-day program was ending.

“I didn’t even know they were going to have these programs until today, so I didn’t sign her up over the weekend like they said to do,” said Jones, a stay-at-home mom. “There’s no way I can have her at home all day. I don’t even know how long this strike’s going to last. If they’re full, I’m going to have to find something for her, anything, because there’s no way I can keep this little girl busy enough.”

Now there’s a dedicated “stay-at-home mom.” OK, so with months of warning, she didn’t know about any programs, so she didn’t sign up … like they said to do. Then she’s a “stay-at-home mom” who cannot have her child home all day and admits there’s  “no way” she can occupy her child.

Now this here is “Mother of the Year” material.

Can’t we get a government program to help her out? How can we possibly be so inhumane as to ask a “stay-at-home mom” to watch her kid for a whole day? Maybe we can have Michelle Obama stop by and offer some key parenting and diet tips and they can go out in the community and help organize things. For the children.

2 Responses to “Chicago Parents Fret Over What to Do With Kids”

  1. HarryL on 11/11/12 at 9:14 am

    Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a real “stay-at-home” mom to pickup some extra cash by watching the kids of others.

  2. MT Geoff on 11/11/12 at 10:42 am

    Ya gotta wonder what’s going on with this woman all right. My sweetheart was at home with two kids as toddlers, then managed them as a junior-high and a fifth-grader through a three-week school strike because the strike took out her job as a school aide.
    The teachers wound up working Saturdays to make up the 180 days of instruction, the kids had to go to school on Saturdays — but there was no compensation for my sweetheart’s lost wages. In the end, the teachers risked nothing because the district had to make up the lost days anyway. Not that I am bitter — oh, wait, yes, I am.