Oh, hello there.
I’ve been on “spring break” all week with my kids. I’m putting “spring break” in quotes because I think that in order for it to be a real vacation one has to cut all ties with responsibility including the office and housecleaning. I have not had that luxury.
The kids and I have had a good time though. Being a small business owner, Dr. Rossman has been working all week so he hasn’t been able to join us in any reindeer games. But despite the torrential rain here in Oregon all week, the three of us have managed to:
- Visit both sets of grandparents at the coast
- Get the girl a haircut
- Watch 10 million episodes of Malcolm in the Middle
- Make plastic jewelry
- Ride bikes
- Play basketball
- Make silly movies
- Go out for hot chocolate and pastries
- Have a fashion show
- Watch Mirror, Mirror (today!) and
- Fold laundry
For my part, I:
- Watched The Hunger Games
- Read two books
- Finished some paintings
- Got new brakes on my car; and
- Managed a home-cooked meal every single night
I have never taken more than a week off work (except when I was sick) and my theory is that one needs at least three weeks to full disengage from the office and settle into a new routine. I am convinced that the kids bicker less when I’m home, I snack less, I get more sleep and I don’t get headaches.
Coincidence? I think not.