Spring Break is here for my kids. It’s so hard to be the only person that has to be up and doing something today. I still get to work. Yipee, my kids can stay up later than me this week. I think they love that. I feel a little lonely being the one missing out on the fun they must be having. I try to remind myself that while I think this way, reality is it’s just like the weekends, what should we do? Where should we go? Having more than one child we try to keep the expenses low as well as we don’t have a ton to spend lately. So it can be challenging. The weather is going to be wonderful this week however so they can have some outdoor adventures.
My one friend doesn’t worry about what the kids will be doing. She goes about what she needs to do on a daily basis, cleaning around the house and making meals. She lets the kids play with each other or do their own thing for the most part. Sure she still plans some fun activity or going out once in a while. But it’s such a different perspective than mine. That’s how I grew up, my parents didn’t worry about entertaining me. They didn’t even plan any fun activities for me to go and do. I think one summer vacation I was able to take part in a school summer camp program for a week, that was fun. But that’s about it. No family get aways. I just had to play outside or find something to do with my sister. We turned out fine. So why am I so burdened with entertaining my kids.
Could I turn into my friend and let it go. Hmm, such a tempting thought. Especially with summer break on the horizon. What the heck will we do this summer. I love my kids, I do, I just don’t always know what to do with them.
One nice thing I can focus on now though, next week is my school’s spring break in which I work. So while my kids will have to go to school, I will be home all day without them. Now what should I do for my spring break? ;0)