Girl Gone Wild

I haven’t had Spring Break since I was in junior high. In high school, I worked full-time at Puppy Love dog grooming to earn money for my horse habit. In college, I had that work study job in the Psychological Services department making posters for support groups.

Every year spring break rolls around and my kids are incredulous that I don’t automatically get time off like they do. So this year, I am taking the whole damn week off. I mean, except for one afternoon when I have to go back to the office for a meeting. I’m going to spend the week painting, mostly, and cleaning up this house, which seriously looks like it could be on an episode of C.O.P.S. at this point.

I told the kids to make a list of things they want to do over spring break, fully recognizing that we’ll be able to accomplish about 10%.


  • Do tax stuff
  • Clean kids’ rooms
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Clean kitchen
  • Clean out closets
  • Clean studio (send help)
  • Clean out the fridge
  • Get a manicure
  • Bake bread


Tonight I’m kicking off my spring break with a couple glasses of wine and changing into sweatpants that will be my uniform for the next nine days. It’s getting crazy up in here.

One Response to “Girl Gone Wild”

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