Tonight we had a family come in to dine with us, both Mom and Dad are nurses at Lawrence General. In talking with them, comparing notes since we were both parents of 10 month old daughters, I found out that Mom was working Thanksgiving, and Dad is pulling the x-mas shift. My mom was a nurse growing up, so I understand the shifts they pull and its tough. I bought them dinner, and gave them a GC so after the holidays they might be able to start a new tradition of joining us for a nice meal. Mom cried (self proclaimed preganancy hormones with another little one on the way) and dad was very grateful. Hope they get to have a nice holiday together at some point.