Spring break was epic in our house this year. There were moments of pure ecstasy, nights staying up way too late, frenzied partying with friends, and, yes, even some vomiting due to excess.
Of course, none of that was done by me. But my boys lived the dream this spring break.
It seems utterly silly, let’s be honest, to even have a spring break for my preschooler. He is in a 4-day-a-week, half day each day program. And as you all recall from my State of the Relationship letter with my preschool, we get more days off every month than I even want to count. Given that we pay a monthly tuition my stomach churns considering how many planned days we get off a month.
Then there were also all the snow days we had in NC this year. It was a vicious winter for all of us up & down the East Coast and NC schools at not prepared for ice and snow…or even the forecast of ice & snow, apparently. Schools were closed because of rain that was supposed to be ice a few times.
But spring break was actually FUN this year. Sure, it involved a lot of me trying to come up with creative ways to entertain two very active & physical boys that didn’t involve a glowing screen. And sure, it involved a lot of me trying not to freak out about the impending summer vacation looming on my Google calendar.
But this is The Bean’s last year in preschool. Next year he is in Kindergarten. While I know we will still get breaks it just seems bittersweet this year. Next year everything changes. For a long time.
This year at spring break, too, I no longer have a baby. My youngest is 2 1/2 and capable of more. He is starting to get life and engage with it. He loves adventures and our trips out & about recently have, of course, been a stressful challenge but they have also been rewarding. His little face is filled with wonder and excitement at every turn. It less about stressing out making sure I have decent changing facilities and more about enjoying him.
So no, I didn’t get to party, live again in my 19-year-old bikini body for one week, or drink pina coladas poolside. But spring break was epic.