My kids have had the last 17 days off from school. 17!!!!!!! You'd think we'd fit in a whole bunch of fun, exciting activities. The reality is we just enjoyed doing a whole bunch of nothing.
We slept in - every morning. We stayed up late - every night. We ate breakfast while reading Garfield books. We hurried and got chores out of the way so we could all snuggle under the blankets and watch a few episodes of "Little House on the Prairie". We played Uno Attack and had to assure Ethan every time that we weren't cheating.
We went on bike rides to the park where we played in the sand for hours and I was reminded of all the years spent at the park when they were little. We went through a Costco size tin of Starbucks Hot Chocolate. We read all 400 pages of 'Life of Pi' and cried. We went thrifting and got Lila a quilt for her bed (above). (I wish the person who made this quilt would read this and know how ecstatic I was in finding this for $5, that I love it, appreciate it, and will take good care of it)
We went to Chuck E Cheez where I spent 20 bucks on tokens and zero on food. We went and saw 'Life of Pi' at the movies where I cried again. I heard my daughter tell a friend the book was better and that made me cry yet again that she appreciated all the pages upon pages of detail in the book. We went swimming thanks to a year round heated community pool. I taught Emry the basics of soup-making.
We spent time together and today they are back at school.
It's not as fun as when they're here.