Tuesday, December 15, 2009
another one of those dilemmas
HF has had to miss family events and special occasions already in his short career as an LEO. During the academy was no exception. Now for the first time he has tomorrow evening free and there is a scheduling conflict. Our daughter, who is in 1st grade, has her Christmas program tomorrow night. After making plans to attend this a month or two ago, we find out that his department's Christmas party is also tomorrow night at the same exact time. We both have felt unsure if this is something he can forgo, or if being the new guy and such, is it a big deal if he skips out on his first Christmas party? Some of these parties might be very casual and optional for some departments. Some might be a big deal. We don't know if it's either. Does he go to his work party without me and miss our daughter's event? Does he skip the party and come with me to the school? WWYD? What would YOU do?! Sometimes it seems uncertain which one is more important. The social/work obligation? Or the family obligation.