Early Rosh Hashana Forces Parents to Hang With Their Annoying Kids

Parents whose children are in New York public schools are pissed that Rosh Hashana has fallen so unusually early this year, which means they have to deal with their kids for an entire extra week of summer break.

The New York Times interviewed several parents about the delayed school year, and while some of them expressed frustration at having their plans upended and their childcare options limited, others are simply just sick of being around their kids and want them out of the house already.

Jim Slattery, a lawyer making his way to work on Tuesday morning, was well aware of how the scheduling this year was disrupting his wife’s end-of-summer time at home in Westchester County, with their two daughters, ages 9 and 12, having nowhere to go.

“She’s not happy,” Mr. Slattery said. “The girls are tearing up the house.”

He made it clear, however, that it was her predicament to manage.

“This is not my problem,” he said.

So his kids are inconsiderate and terrible to be around. Gee, wonder where they get it from.

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Extra Week of Summer Break? Time to Panic [NYT]