But this spring break was really different. The kids went their separate ways and we, the parents, stayed home! Weird!
The youngest went to Disneyland with the school's orchestra and choir. And the 18 year old flew on his own to Texas to hang out with a friend who moved there several months ago.
You'd think with our sudden freedom from kid responsibilities we would be taking off on our own, or doing something semi-exciting. But we had work, and we didn't really have enough time to do anything "real" so, we just stayed home and did our normal things sans kids.
-- reading a lot (I was actually sort of stuck on the reading until I picked up Daughter of Smoke and Bone.Wow.)
-- catching up on Revenge and Vampire Diaries (Elijah came back!)
-- going out to eat, just once though. The Easter leftovers lasted FOREVER!
-- going to TWO movies (so I guess this may have been a bit unusual)
-- going to one of those movies all by myself! I may now have something to cross off my bucket list! I saw Jack and I LOVED it. Official review to come soon.
-- spending money at Hobby Lobby with this result:
|I've been wanting to frame this picture forever.|
|I bought words for the wall! And a new frame for the new family picture.|
And then rearranged it all.
-- not having to go to the store every other day for milk, bread, cereal and lunch snacks.
-- not having to coordinate the car usage. Interesting how much that stresses me out.
-- going for three straight worry-free days! I decided during those three days I truly would try to lay down all stress and not worry and just relax. I think it actually worked. And that was the most awesome part of this spring break!
Everyone came home safe and sound. I did worry on their travel days, I mean, how could I not, right? But all was well, everyone had a great time. Now this weekend with LDS conference happening, the break sort of continues, and then tomorrow... we'll be back at the normal routine!
For a few weeks, anyway, and then everything will change again! To life, to life!