When Spring Break Means Neither Spring Nor Break
So, I had some great posts planned for this week. I got up early Monday morning, before sunrise, made my coffee and sat at my computer to write these great posts. Shortly thereafter, I heard the pitter patter of little feet, followed by the bickering of little voices, followed by the clamoring of breakfast dishes, followed by the wrestling (literally) over TV remotes…
My kids are on Spring Break this week.
And we are not, for the record, at any beach location–exotic or otherwise. In fact, the weather is downright chilly. And no matter how much I squint my eyes, I can’t make my backyard look anything like the ocean. And I’m losing my ability to find activities that sufficiently satisfy a 14-year-old, an 11-year-old and a 6-year-old.
So, yesterday, I hid in my bedroom a lot while the two younger kids destroyed the house. I predict today to be much of the same.
I am so stinkin’ crabby, I can’t even stand to be in the same room with myself.
Heaven, help us all.
All that to say, while there may be some brief opportunities to create the posts living in my head, chances are slim the writing opportunities will coincide with my ability to remember the content of the posts. Besides, you really do NOT want to hear my crabby thoughts about anything right now. I’m struggling to write even this much without dragging you all down with me. (Save yourselves!)
So, rather than plunk something out just for the sake of plunking something out, I think I’ll just break while the breaking is here. You’re welcome.
I will be back later. Have a great week.
Hey Sandy, don’t even worry about it–your kids need you this week. I know how that goes. It’s just nice to see your little logo pop up in my reader. Hopefully it will warm up a little bit so you guys can get out and do something fun. xoxo
Way to keep it positive. 🙂 I stink at positive today.
Maybe you should turn over your post to your 14 year old. 🙂 So get out of that bedroom and help them destroy the house today!! I do hope the rest of the “break” goes well!
Oh Mark…you sent shivers up my spine thinking about what she may say “unfiltered.”
You might be surprised… you might ask her to write what makes it tough being a 14 year old girl in today’s world.
Today she’d say, “My mother. My MOTHER makes it tough being a 14 year old.” I’m too fragile, Mark. I’m not ready for her to go public. 🙂
From one crabby sister with kids home from school to another…tomorrow will be a much better day. 🙂
Would you believe I wrote that post BEFORE I read yours?
Hang in there – we had a good spring break but as much as I’m looking forward to summer, the thoughts of the actual happening of it make me shudder.
Just enjoy your kids and your mouse this week – we’ll be here when you get back 😉