Even though Monday ended more than three hours ago, I still feel like I should blog anyway–just so I don’t forget the day. It was the first day of Spring Break for the kids, and usually we end up with a lot of tears from everybody. Thankfully, I escaped any personal breakdowns because I allowed the kids to be couch potatoes for most of the day.
They did take breaks to play and run around and chase each other. And before dinner, I had them write in their Spring Break journals, which I made from a few sheets of lined paper. I figured it was a good way to keep Everest writing, and it will be a nice memory for them both. Also, much like the reason I blog, it helps them look back on the day and think about what has been accomplished.
So I was actually able to work fairly uninterrupted today, which is practically unheard of for a school vacation day. The kids played well and did some well-deserved vegging out too. They work really hard at school, and it’s nice for them to get to take this time off. Not to mention that it’s nice not to have to worry about drop off and picking up from school!
We had a simple dinner for everybody. Julie had canned chicken noodle soup, Everest had boxed mac n’ cheese, and I had leftover vegetable lasagna. Nobody else was home, so we watched Escape from Planet Earth with dinner, plus an episode of The Magic School Bus before the kids’ bedtime.
Julie ended up staying up reading until almost 11:00 PM in order to finish The Hobbit! I am super proud of her for getting through it. I even quizzed her periodically to make sure that she was retaining what she read. Now she has no excuses about books being too hard for her. 😉
Part of her unusually strong motivation for finishing was that I told her she could watch the first and second movies once she finished. The second Hobbit movie just got to the dollar theater, so it’s pretty good timing. Hopefully we can get our hands on a copy of the first movie before the second one leaves the theater.
Now I’ve stayed up waaaaay too late, but at least I finished one of the big projects that has been sitting on my plate. There’s no time for anything else now though–not if I want to get ANY sleep tonight. Thank goodness we at least don’t have to wake at 6:30 AM to start getting kids ready for school.