It's technically spring.
Apparently the weather doesn't understand technicalities.
The weather is the opposite of spring.
It is unspring.
Despite the cold and the rain and the snow and the WIND, we had spring break.
Between the big Disney trip back in October and our need to buy at least one vehicle later this year, a "No Plans" vacation over spring break just wasn't in the budget.
We can't even call what we did a "stay-cation".
Stay-cations involve actually going somewhere and doing things around town.
We didn't even do that most of the days, seeing as how the weather stunk.
Instead, my kids were bored.
I am a big proponent of kids having the opportunity to be bored sometimes. That is when their creativity really comes out. That is when they do things they normally wouldn't do.
Bored kids be like...
Do we have ingredients to bake cookies...
I haven't played the piano in a while...
How hard is it to build with playing cards...
Remember when we used to play with cars all the time...
Hey, let's do an April Fool's prank on Mom and Dad...
I wonder what everyone looked like 4 years ago...
It's time the boys learned about the marvelousness of Anne of Green Gables...
Napping and game playing and walking to the nearby church to play basketball and kickball all happened, too.
On Wednesday, we did go see a movie. (As the kids have been reminding me over and over and over again the past month or so, we hadn't been to a movie theater since we saw Inside Out.) Big boys saw Batman vs. Superman and the rest of us saw Zootopia. We've been quoting that movie ever since (thus the unspring comment from above).
On Thursday at 2:15, chatting with my mom about the terrible weather, the inability to go to any parks to hike, and my promise to take the kids to Skyzone (basically a giant room filled with trampolines and foam moats) on Friday, I discovered that most of my nieces and nephews had spring break this week, too, and none of them were on vacation. At 3:00, the kids and I were packed and in the van driving to Louisville, KY.
We spent 24 hours visiting with family. My sister, my sister-in-law, and I joined the kids at the House of Boom (Same concept as Skyzone but better according to the kids), jumping and flipping and dodgeballing and laughing our full heads off. Seeing my prim and proper professional sister struggling to climb out of a foam moat was worth the price of admission. The only downside of the day was that my other brother's kids were in school and couldn't join us.
All in all, it was a nice, relaxing vacation. Lots of downtime we all needed before the craziness of spring gets underway. The next month and a half will be a flurry of activity, between track (Star), volleyball (Phoenix), baseball (Turken), soccer (Giant and Buttercup), all of the activities that go along with 8th grade graduation, and high school finals. Downtime is exactly what this family needed.
How has your week been? Have any time to simply be bored?
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Have a lovely day!
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