Monday, October 22, 2007

I propose, sabbaticals for Moms !

  • Sabbatical year
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    For Biblical concept, see Shmita.
    A sabbatical year is a prolonged hiatus, typically one year, in the career of an individual taken in order to fulfill some goal, e.g., writing a book or traveling extensively for research. Some universities and other institutional employers of scientists, physicians, and/or academics offer a paid sabbatical as an employee benefit, called sabbatical leave. Some companies offer an unpaid sabbatical for people wanting to take career breaks - this is a growing trend in the UK, with 20% of companies having a career break policy, and 10% considering introducing one.[1]

    Sabbaticals are often taken by professors, pastors, cartoonists (e.g. Gary Larson and Bill Watterson), musicians (e.g. Cindy Wilson, Bobby McFerrin) and sportsmen (e.g. Alain Prost). Academic sabbaticals are typically for one year following six years of full-time employment.

    In UK students' unions, particularly in higher education institutions, students can be elected to become sabbatical officers of their students' union, either taking a year out of their study (in the academic year following their election) or remaining at the institution for a year following completion of study. Sabbatical officers are usually provided with a living allowance or stipend.

    I figure that Mothers are
  • professors: of our children/and homes
  • in-term pastors : of our family
  • cartoonists: when the words aren't getting thru, only the voices in our head are~
  • musicians: just to so that we can have peace of mind,that postive things in, positive things out
  • sportsman: going thru the grocery store with two kids is...a sport...

I have put in my 6 years, and if you really want to be technical, then you can include the time I was pregnant.--

{if you are looking for a longer,more detailed list of all the jobs, Mom's hold, check out the post called, I hereby- Quit-eth! at }

Therefore, I would like to request a sabbatical with PAY!


cndlnut said...

I want mine, too!
So, for almost 10 yrs... so in a couple of years I would get 2 yrs.... can I stockpile them for later. I think a long vacation at the beach would be good.

childlife said...

Sign me up!!!!!

jcbce said...

Amen sister! I am due for one nice long sabbatical. I'm thinking somewhere warm, with sandy beaches and cute little guys who will bring me drinks and snacks all day!