Five sick days, I already used one (stupid pneumonia). I can use those to care for Lucas if needed but it is not a lot. I get all the federal holidays, so that is 10 days, for a total of 25 days. The problem is that 10 of them are on random days that I don't care about.
I appreciate Dr. King and his vision and historic import. I can appreciate that while I am at work so I can take time to visit family or go to the river or camping with my immediate family when I want to. I really don't feel the need to celebrate Presidents Day. The reality is that I am fine working on most of the Federal Holidays and would rather use those days to take vacations when I want to. It is a frustrating system that is a part of working as a contractor for the government.