We understand -- especially in this economy -- how school closings can wreak havoc with the best of a parent's intentions. Good babysitters are hard to come by, and they cost money. And you can't very well forgo a day's pay every time the weather gets iffy or the kids are home sick or off for winter break.
So we weren't shocked when we heard the news that an employee at JFK airport had brought his son -- and then his daughter -- to work with him. What did surprise us was his job: air traffic controller. And that he allowed the kids to, essentially, direct air traffic, albeit by repeating his instructions.