This year it was laid back. Nothing special or eventful. But that's not bad, just life.
See, this year Amy and I had Spring Break on differing weeks. She was last week and the kids and I were this week. Bummer. This meant that we could not plan any trips or excursions. Such is life though.
So we stayed at home. Monday and Tuesday were spent lounging around the house. I did a lot of laundry, finished grading and report cards (they go out next week), mowed the front and back yards, and watched all of Season 4 of Pretty Little Liars (thank you Netflix). So, nothing too crazy, but it was nice to stop and relax for a bit.
Amy took Wednesday off so we could all have at least one day together. So we went out for lunch (a real treat as we rarely eat out anymore) and took the kids to see the new Cinderella movie. Granted Braeden, in all his pre-pre-teen 8-year-old angst was not as thrilled as the rest of us, but he still managed to enjoy himself. It didn't hurt that we sweetened the deal with a chocolate chip cookie shake for him to enjoy during the movie. Jackson is always up for a movie, regardless of what it is. Stella, ever the princess of the family, is now insisting on a pair of glass slippers and seeing the movie again! Alamo Drafthouse was giving free admission to teachers for this Spring Break week so we took advantage of that! Score! Hopefully that will be something they do in the future and we can plan this to be a regular occurrence.
Then yesterday and today it was back to binge watching TV shows via Netflix/Amazon/Hulu and relaxing around the house. I am currently switching between The Slap and Bates Motel. Equally awesome.
Hopefully this will be the only year (fingers crossed) that we spend Spring Break apart. the calendars for our schools are set for next year and we will once again share Spring Break! We are already beginning to plan a trip to make up for this year's missed fun. We're thinking Disney World again! We have been wanting to return since we left last summer so if all goes well in the planning and budgeting departments we will be able to visit Mickey and friends again!
Well, that's it here. Sounds even less impressive when you write it down but all is well. It did force us to stop and relax a bit though, the kids have enjoyed the break. Next week we are all back to normal though so we will see how easily we slip back into routine. But, until then we will enjoy the last few days/hours of Spring Break. Depends on if you include the weekend or not? I do, I think. May as well make it as long as possible!
All is well, on break, in Drosche Land.