It’s break time!
It’s my first spring break as a parent. When I was a teacher, I remember heading out to the parking lot, smile on my face, so ready for a week of my own. A rest from 12-hour days, actually sitting down to eat lunch. (Come to think of it, actually eating lunch).
Sending those little ones home to their parents for a whole week – plus some.
Of course, I always worked a lot on teaching stuff during spring break:
- Lesson planning & activities
- Cleaning up my classroom
- Catching up (but hardly ever getting ahead).
Now, I’m the parent. The family dynamic will change with a big brother home, and no distraction of traveling to to see grandparents & extended family a la Christmastime. And Daddy works, so no trips.
They’re all mine. All day.
I’ll be on call 24/7, as always. My workdays are 12-hours long, and I probably won’t sit down at lunch. How did that happen?
But it’s all cool. We’ll be doing some stuff:
- Finish getting gardens ready for spring planting. We’ll get down and dirty.
- We’re already dirty, so we’ll stay outside and have science!
- Play dates with friends – the ones you don’t get to see much when you start school.
- Play cars and Legos (you know it)
- Clean up bedrooms a bit, clear out come clutter
- Do laundry, like, every day. the kids will love it
- Chase the one-year-old. I’ll have another kid to help with that.
- Watch a movie or two (it’s going to rain). We’ll also probably play in the mud.
- Do some painting. Possibly some crafts.