The kids were not totally neglected this spring break. They have been real troopers during all this downstairs construction stuff. Still, last weekend they confided that they were not looking forward to spring break since a lot of their friends were going out on vacation and doing fun things. I haven't felt normal since we started tearing up the floor, but I tried to think of something we could do that would be fun for them. I talked with them and asked them if it would be okay if I took each of them out a different night of the week. They liked the sound of that!
Being the thrifty-wannabe that I am, I took them out using all the coupons and certificates they have accumulated over the past few years from all the summer and school reading programs, as well as a few won from running races. We also went to the stores of their choices to get things that they needed like supplies for science projects, a new pair of slippers, and such. But, to them (and me) shopping for ordinary things is quite fun and relaxing when it's just the two of you!
I enjoyed our little nights out. I discovered that all the kids will dance in their seats to whatever music is playing at the restaurant. We had some deep conversations--as deep as it gets for a child. But, it was fun.
We'll have to do that again some time soon!
You are such a good mom.
This is exactly what my Proclamation of the Family professor would tell us to do with our kids. Good job! I loved our nights out, anyhow. :-)
I love one on one times with my kids. I wish I could do it more often. That sounds so great what you did with them. They will have great memories.
I just love how easily amused kids are. What a wonderful idea to do this amidst all the craziness that week.
sounds like some good mommy time to me! way to go. we are still on spring break here. my girls had their last day of school on March 31 and don't go back till the 19th. EEK!
BTW, thanks for putting my button on your blog. we are officially friends forever. lol
I love Spring Break, I can't wait for summer! I never thought I would say this, but I love the fact that my kids are home, we have no schedule, and we can ALL sleep in if we want to! Looks like you guys are having fun with some home renovations...your flooring looks beautiful!
I love dates with my kids... you can't beat one of one time! Good for you!
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