After staying away from my computer for the majority of Spring Break, I sat down tonight after the kids went to bed, staring at my list of posts to write, and all I could think of was how utterly exhausted I am, and how glad I am to get back to our normal schedule tomorrow.
I typically love Spring Break. It’s long enough that I can plan several outings with the kids and really enjoy some out of the ordinary time with my family. We have quite a few traditional day trips that we take together every year.
This year, Spring Break started with a 5 year old who came home from school, layed down on the stairs, and slept for the next 4 1/2 hours. Fever – 101.3. Early the next morning, I woke up with him and a very stinky mess…..In my bed. That started a more than a week of vomiting and diarrhea between 3 kids.
In the rare moments when all of the kids were feeling well, the weather was too wet to do anything outside. Between the weather and the sicknesses and the Spring time allergies that hit me like a truck and the two photo shoots that I had last week, we missed out on every single traditional outing that we usually take.
We did, thankfully, make time for egg coloring and sugar cookie decorating and Easter dinner and Reese’s baptism and a visit from my sister and her family. Those were the highlights – the good moments – of Spring Break.
But today, the last day before school is back in session, Mother Nature decided to hit us with record temperatures near 90 degrees, with humidity. After the house was straightened up after the crazy busy weekend, I agreed to take the kids to their favorite park, nicknamed Castle Park because of the enormous castle playground.
Two hours in the heat took every ounce of extra energy I had left in me.
And despite the sunscreen, I came home with a sunburn.
The kids might be wishing for another morning to sleep in, but I am breathing a sigh of relief. If someone wakes up feeling sick tomorrow, I think I may have to fly home to Mom. I don’t know if I can take much more.
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