Happy Friday! I have been looking forward to this day for about a month. Not just because it’s Friday, or because it’s the day where I get to watch Family Feud (thanks to no longer having cable, I only get to watch Family Feud once a week), but because it marks the start of spring break! Is anyone else looking forward to spring break is much as I am?
For this year’s vacation I have a big big plans, and they mostly involve sleeping in. 😉 Now that I’m working in my field of education, it’s nice to actually have the whole week off with my kids. This coming week my daughter is going to be away for five days. Her Junior High Youth Group will be doing some outreach within the city. I’m really looking forward to the fun that she’ll have during that time. I’m also looking forward to the peace and quiet that will come along with having only one child at home.
As for my son, he and I will enjoy the special time together. (Which is okay because in a few weeks my daughter and I will have a weekend away ourselves.) I’ve been trying to think of things to do with my son during this time. There’s a cute movie out now that I know he wants to see. I was also thinking of the park, play dates with friends, and even a day trip to the zoo. As I was looking at the zoo’s website, I discovered they offer spring day camps for children. It actually looks like a lot of fun! But what’s even more fun? The idea of having a child free day all to myself! Then we can have the Mommies Gone Wild Edition (Rated G of course) of spring break. You know, where I get to do all the things that I normally can’t do with the kiddos around, like having an uninterrupted phone conversation. Or going potty alone. (It really is the little things.) In all reality though, my version of Mommies Gone Wild includes a movie or dinner with friends. Or a nap. 😉
So all this got me thinking, what types of things do you do with your kids during spring break? Do you go on a trip? Do you find classes for your kids? Or do you just enjoy the time together?
Here are a couple of my ideas.
- Go to the zoo.
- Visit the mountains.
- Take a trip to the beach.
- Go to Lost Lake.
- Check out the library.
- Go bowling.
- See a movie.
- Check out The Discovery Center.
If you’re unsure of what to do, you could always check out Natali’s post on places to go this Spring.
If none of those suggestions strike your fancy, check out my friend’s site that list other local places.
Or better yet, you could just keep it simple with a staycation. Pack a picnic lunch, take that book you’ve been meaning to read, and head to your neighborhood park. This way your kiddos have fun, and you get swept away in an adventure. Whatever you do, though, make sure you get outside and enjoy our nice weather. Happy Spring Break!!!