Today is the first day of spring break. It's 10:00 am and Daniel's on the computer, Zach's watching Scooby Doo and I'm blogging. Sounds about right. I really haven't put much thought or preparation into what we are going to be doing for the next 10 days. The one thing I did was sign Zachary up for a basketball camp next week. It is every day in the morning something like 9 to 12. He has two friends doing it too. That will be good for him. But Daniel. What to do with Daniel?
Over the last weeks, knowing that spring break is coming, Daniel asked a series of questions. The first being, "We're going to Florida." Which is his way of asking if we are going to Florida. Despite my searching the web every other day trying to find flights that my head deemed "reasonable" we never booked anything. We can stay at my Aunt's lovely house in Sarasota, 8 minutes from the most lovely beach I've ever seen, with a pool in the back yard, but I couldn't bring myself to fork over the money for the plane fare. If you are asking why we didn't drive you have OBVIOUSLY never been with our family in a car. Honestly the worst one is probably ME. I hate riding in the car. Daniel completely balks at long rides and the first question he asks when getting into the car is "how long is this going to take" even when it is going to the grocery store. 24 hours probably wouldn't go over well as an answer.
On a side note, it is now 10:20 and my nine year old is moping around asking what ever will we do? I suggest calling a friend in our neighborhood and he replies "sigh, sigh, it's too early" Good GRIEF! Said 9 year old has already eaten a bagel, sausage, soy yogurt and is now making toast because he is STARVING. On a school day he'd have stopped at the sausage and been happily working on MATH! He's been up for an hour and a half. argh.
After Daniel was told repeatedly that Florida was NOT on the agenda for spring break, he shifted gears and started saying, "on spring break we are going to Avalanche Bay." Again, not true, but wishful thinking. We did do this LAST year and had a wonderful time. After numerous shots at this power of suggestion tactic. He switched to "on spring break we are going to Meijer Gardens". Talk about low expectations! It really is a nice place to go to. Well, actually I've never been there, but my children have been many many times. Apparently Daniel, who enjoys outings, (as long as they aren't too far) is looking for something to do. We aren't even half way through day one and I have sighs, questions and complaints. It's raining. Of course it is. I remember being one of the few kids home one spring break as a kid. It inevitably snowed, it was depressing thinking of everyone in Florida. For some reason everyone from Michigan goes to Florida. I guarantee you that half the cars headed south on I 75 have Michigan on their license plates. I get it. I guess it's up to me as the mom to try to come up with some fun educational, cheap experiences in a cold, wet city. Doesn't sound too promising. Maybe the motivation of having the blogosphere judging me will help my creativity. . .
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