Monday my kids and I slept in (7 am, so that’s an extra 15 minutes!), made waffles, and didn’t get out of our pajamas until 11. We went on a bike ride (they rode and I ran along-saying “you can do it!”), and spent the afternoon with friends.
The first day of spring break was one of the best days we’ve had in a long time. We just relaxed. There was almost no whining (except for the last half of the bike ride), no one threw themselves on the ground crying and they ate every meal I fed them.
I think they were just happy not to have to be anywhere. I don’t feel like I over schedule my 4 and 6-year-old boys, but with school, sports, and friends there is a lot going on and they’re exhausted and I’m exhausted.
I’m pretty stressed out about what I need to be doing for my business and blog and how there aren’t enough hours in the day to do it. But I wanted to take this week and just be with my kids, like when I was I was a full time stay at home mom. I forgot how hard it is. And how much there is to do. We spent 2 hours cleaning the boys’ room and it’s not clean. I had a list of 10 things to do today and I was able to get 2 of them done with the kids home. And I’m still not done with my taxes.
I might be behind, but at least my kids are having a nice week. And so am I.