I would like you to take the opportunity to pet yourself on the back. But do not do it just because every kid gets a participation trophy. Do it because there is something you are proud of achieving this year.
It is my professional opinion that two-day-weekends are just too short for us to reset, do stuff outside of work, have fun and prepare ourselves for the new cycle of madness. With three-day-weekends, we would be in a better than "It is Monday again?" frame of mind on Monday. We would be more motivated and happy.
Somehow, the stars aligned and I had the house all to myself and a few classmates. Naturally, I made sure to invite the same number of boys and girls.
During one of my Economics classes at the university, my professor stated that being married is a fiscally smart idea. You have two incomes (hopefully) and only one bill to pay.
I remember being stopped in the hall by kids I have never met asking me what I was. People were shocked. Although, I do not remember anyone saying anything negative. Maybe I blocked that out.