I have no idea whose idea it was to let the kids out of school for an entire week during the coldest part of the year. I also have no idea if I would rather shake their hand or kick their shin.
On the one hand: at least we didn’t have to wake up early and go through the morning rush or suffer through another week of pick up on frigid days.
On the other hand: I had three kids in a small apartment with nothing to do and very little desire to feel the frigid air.
Having said that, I would now like to pat myself on the back for having executed what I consider to be a darn good mid-winter break.
We spent two days at the children’s museum and another at the Museum of Math. We had a little Chinese New Year party with some friends. We opened a couple of new galaxies in Super Mario Galaxy. Because we were on vacation and we could.
But most importantly we did not drive each other crazy. There was not a lot of yelling or fighting or tears. And even I did not feel crazy/frazzled by the end of the week.
So, yay! But next year, I’m gunning for spending mid-winter break somewhere tropical.