Last week I sat down at the kitchen table and wrote down a list of all of the fun things we could do for spring break. Some were local some were day trip ideas. I had plans for making sure the boys did a little school work, had playdates, spent time at the gym for me and them and that we ate healthy snacks and that we DID NOT spend our time watching TV and playing video games.
Then reality hit.
- All three of my boys have wicked coughs. (MMM spent all night on the verge of puking because his coughing was so bad.) Which means:
- No day trips.
- No gym.
- No playdates.
- My husband had projects started so he didn’t have time to spend the whole day “day-tripping” to the beach.
You get the idea. Things did not go as planned.
So, here we are. All exhausted from illness and sleepless nights. Watching movies, playing video games and napping are all on the agenda for today. A date night is in the works for this mama and hubby if the nana doesn’t mind these coughing kiddos. (She doesn’t usually mind so fingers crossed it happens!) And hopefully we’ll have some playtime out back while dad-ers works on the fence.
This will not be a spring break for the ages. There will be no epic road trips, day trips, or galavanting around our fair city but we will survive. We will have time, someday, when the kids are not so small and prone to illness, when we can plan amazing day trips etc. Those things can and will happen some day. For now, though, my kids will know my husband I love them fiercely and, for me, that’s all that matters.