My husband works for Scrooge.

I suppose this is what happens when you have a boss that is younger than you, single, and has no kids.

Gene always has Tuesday nights off. Always. Except tonight. And, not only does he have to work tonight, he also has to work Christmas Eve night.

Now, who in their right mind makes their night stock crew at a grocery store work Christmas Eve, when the store will be closed on Christmas Day?

Scrooge, that’s who. Well, Scrooge and my husband’s boss.

Now, I have to figure out how I’m going to get to MIL’s house without the kids to wrap all the presents. Then, I have to figure out how to get everything home. And I have to do it all alone.

I am so angry, I could spit nails. They don’t just have to go in for a little while on Christmas Eve, either. They have a truck coming. A truck. On Christmas Eve. Tell me how much sense that makes. Idiots.

This means Gene is going to be exhausted all day on Christmas now, and is going to have to focus on staying awake long enough to enjoy things with the family.

I have to go to the grocery store today, but I am certainly not going to my husband’s store. I’d end up getting Gene fired if I went in. I think it’ll be safer to go to Hiawasse to the grocery store there. Wonder if they have to work Christmas Eve? I’ll have to ask…

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Lil' Bit Sassy says:

    I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to work Christmas and New Year’s Eve while other people have had off. However, I don’t have kids so it’s a bit different.

    That really stinks your hubby has to work Christmas Eve. It’s ridiculous. Bet the boss isn’t working it. I’d have half a mind to call in sick lol.

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    That’s just awful.


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    UGH!!! You know I understand….being married to a cop, Shaun has had to work a number of Christmas Eve’s/days. I remember when Kyle was a newborn and he had to work the midnight shift on Christmas Eve. Kyle had his days and nights mixed up and was up ALL night. I had to play Santa since Shaun was working (sometimes on those holidays he would get to spend a lot of time at the house since we lived right there, but for some reason that wasn’t one of those times) and I got ONE HOUR of sleep sitting up on the couch with Kyle in my arms. Christmas day was really hard on me and I had my stepdad drive us home because we were all the way out at my dad’s house 1 1/2 hours away and I did not trust myself to drive with the kids on no sleep. Shaun is only off this year because he is now one of the most senior officers and has a better pick of days he takes off. He is working the day shift on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

    Anyway, I really, truly feel for ya and hope you guys are able to figure a good way to work around it so that you can make it as enjoyable as possible. Can you wrap presents while the kids are asleep? Lock yourself in your room with Parker and do it maybe? Or send the kids up to grandma’s house for awhile so you can wrap? I’d so help you out and have the kids over to play if I lived there! And maybe Scrooge will have a change of heart and surprise the guys by letting them off earlier. You never know…

    (((HUGS))) to you both!

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    Oops, just realized the presents are at MIL’s. Drat! Maybe Gene could retrieve them before work, leave them in the SUV, and you could sneak and wrap them when the kids are in bed? Or maybe he could go to MIL’s a little while before work and do it for you? Just trying to help!

    Love ya!

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