Once a year, at one of our children’s schools, there’s a surprise all-day festival. The students and teachers show up thinking it’s a normal day. Then, after a few classes, seniors run through the halls, screaming. Everyone else now knows: “It’s Congé!”

Then, the students are taken in buses to an off-site to hang out and have fun. Or, some fun events are rolled out on campus. This year, the school went out roller skating. Of course, then, there’s no homework. So, it’s a pleasant surprise and an incentive not to miss school. It’s a day that can happen at any time.

The above video was taken this morning after the students learned about their special day. It’s hilarious.

I think we adults periodically can use a Congé!

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