Already dreading the Fourth!
Ahh, the memories of pleasant three day weekends no longer are reality! The day care is closed on Friday so will have Mom home three days in a row. These are tremendously stressful for Mom, her hubby, and me! Regular agency caregiver that provides eight hours of care on Saturday is out of town, will have to request a substitute, another added stressor and cause for anxiety in Mom. Family members will not even think about the additional work these weekends cause. But give up their three day weekend to assist? I don't think so!
And add to it the noise from fireworks that will no doubt go on for a week or two (some people!) will drive the dog absolutely batty!.