For years "Thanksgiving Eve" has been a pretty much holiday in our house because at least two of my kids had no school on this day. This year, however, it's a half day for them but my husband is still taking a vacation day. So while there is still the school morning routine to be managed, quitting time will no doubt come early.
While their holiday starts today at noon, rest of us--my oldest and I--are still hard at work. My older daughter start her holiday tomorrow.
And I guess I do too, but since I'm self-employed holidays have a slightly different meaning for me. Nobody pays me when I take a day off and, more importantly, no one covers my workload, so I have to work extra to make a holiday happen. I worked a lot last weekend to get far enough ahead to take four days off. While no holiday pay is a downside of the self-employment, I wouldn't trade in the flexibility I have the rest of the year for a few holiday pay checks.
Though I have the two kids who are home busy with independent activities, my husband is a different story! Maybe I can wrap things up by noon and take a half day myself.