My favorite way to spend spring break is at home. I mean this. I. Love. Being. Home. Seriously. Yesterday, though, I was feeling a little guilty about staying home. You know how it goes, your brain starts stirring all these things you should be doing and suddenly you start believing that maybe you should be visiting great grandparents or running errands or taking the kids to play putt-putt golf.
Then I looked at the kids. They were so happy, so content. “Do you guys want to go do something?” I ask.
Three heads turn my way. Three confused faces. Three simultaneous responses.
“Do we have to?”
“That’s what I was thinking too,” I said, smiling.
Three days we’ve stayed home. Three glorious days. Here’s a little glimpse of the things we do.
- Play pioneer in the backyard
- Art: drawing, painting, play-dough, coloring, and weaving
- Build train tracks
- Design a marble run from the top of the stairs, across the living room, to the fireplace
- Organize and rearrange furniture in three different rooms
- Ride bikes
- Go for walks
- Bake and ice 5 dozen Easter sugar cookies
- Play on the swing set
- Go for runs (me)
- Play softball
- Dress up and put on an original play
- Stay up late reading
- Easter egg hunts
- Write books (or chapters of books since I doubt you get an extension for the extension of a deadline)
- Collect in writers’ notebooks
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