We decided this Spring to have a Staycation. I was a little worried that the kidsÂ would be disappointed since their friends are jet-setting to places like Hawaii,Â Mexico and Spain to name a few. Â My husband will be return from a three-week tripÂ around the world days before Easter and I am exhausted from being the taxi driverÂ to two different schools, numerous sports practices and games, endless birthdayÂ parties and all the other rewarding mom duties. Â Needless to say, the entire family isÂ over scheduled and exhausted. Much to my surprise, when I told the kids we wereÂ staying home, they were excited. This was a relief. Now every mom knows that aÂ day or two of down time is great and then the kids start to get a little wiggly. So inÂ an effort to be prepared, I sat down and made the list of things I wanted to do overÂ the break. Then I gathered the children and asked them to do the same.
Here is the Kidâ€™s list:
Here is the Momâ€™s list:
Clean out all closets â€“ take items directly to Goodwill
Spring Cleaning from ceiling to baseboards
Sleep until we wake up â€“ yes, no alarm clock
Family walk with the dog on the beach everyday
Read AT LEAST one book
Watch a â€œgrown upâ€ movie
Go on a date with my husband
Organize all my desk files
Walk a mile downtown with the family and have lunch
Go two days without getting in my car
Be physically active as a family everyday
See an old friend
When I look at these lists I donâ€™t see many commonalities. I was happy to see some
items on their list included spending time together and minimal funds. The one
thing I did notice is that we all wrote down exactly what we wanted to do. My goal
is now to combine these lists over our ten-day vacation and try to end the vacation
in a somewhat restful state.
Please share with us your Spring break plans.