Spring Break 2017
Only 96 hours and 12 minutes left of Spring Break 2017…but who’s counting?! I’m guessing most moms.
It’s not that I don’t love being with my kids, but for some reason when they have a break from school/routine, it is utter chaos. Fighting over everything, whining when they don’t get their way, and demanding everything from me.
“Mom, wipe my hand. It’s sticky.”
“Mom, I’m thirsty. Get me my drink NOW.”
“Mom, I’m bored. Entertain me.”
Ok. They don’t actually say that last one, but they definitely whine about being bored.
So, even with all of the complaining, crappy rainy weather, and 3 cases of strep throat during our Spring Break 2017, there are still 5 things I’m happy about this Friday.
5 Good Things
#1 Grandmas and Grandpas
Mr. B got to spend 2 nights with one set of grandparents. He enjoyed spending time with them, and also the time away from his brothers.
The twins got to go to the zoo, the park, and story hour with their other Grandpa. They also got to spend a couple of hours with my mom, as she volunteered to stay with the sick ones while I finally got back to the gym.
My Dad is having surgery this morning, so please send your good thoughts, prayers, and love his way pretty please.
With Strep throat going around the house, there was a bit of couch time going on as well. My husband finally downloaded YouTube on our TV, and the twins have been obsessed watching it. They are basically super long commercials for new toys. Since we don’t ever watch regular TV (we have Netflix/Hulu/Amazon) they never see commercials. This is now their favorite thing.
Mr. B also likes watching some kind of Minecraft demonstration.
#3 Family Time
Despite the sickness, we did get a few things in between Mr. B getting sick and passing it to the twins.
On Sunday night, we took my husband’s VW Bus, and went out to eat. We also gave the boys a summer haircut! (Well, 2 of 3 in this picture, but we got the third the next day!)
I took all the boys to see the new Smurfs movie. They loved it. Laughing out loud, and staying in their seats the whole time definitely means two thumbs up!
#4 The Vampire Diaries and the Gym
So, I’m at least 7 years behind on discovering this show (and about 20 years too old to be watching it!) but I’m obsessed. I try to limit myself to 2 episodes a night, but sometimes I sneak in a third. There are 171 episodes on Netflix, but I’m burning through them really fast.
It’s silly, dramatic, and a little gross, but I can’t get enough.
I’ve also made it back to the gym this week, since last week I wasn’t feeling so great. I love my group workouts!
Luckily, I shopped way ahead of time for most of the boys’ Easter stuff. I got their baskets on clearance last year, and I think they will all be super excited to see them. I’ve also found a few toys that they’ve been wanting.
Now, if only they can wait…they’ve been asking if it’s Easter every day for about 2 weeks now.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! And hang in there moms….Tuesday will be here before you know it!
How was your Spring Break 2017? Did you have fun? Did you go somewhere warm? Share all your good stuff with me in the comments.