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Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Break I can see will be breaking me.

I can only afford to do so much with the kids. It's not like I'm rich or something, ya know.

And having a child that can't seem to sit still or NOT not be doing something can pose quite the challenge for a mom who has her kids home for a week on Spring Break. And if you think I'm going to be nuts by the end of this week, just you all wait for Summer Vacation.

So far, I have planned to take the kids up to the school at least twice, once at the end of the week to meet up with some of my mommy-friends from my daughter's Kindergarten class. Of course siblings will be there, too, for a picnic/play date.

And being that we have a $1.50 theater, where movies about to go to Blu-Ray and DVD are viewed one last time in the theater. Of course, with cheap admission, comes overly priced popcorn, drinks and candy goodies. But it's worth it. We want to see "Gnomeo And Juliet".

Also, thanks to having a local Minor League Baseball Team, the Lynchburg Hillcats, I would like to try and take the kids for one or two home games. We love going to see the team play. And you never know when the team mascot, Southpaw will come over and give the kids a high-five or a hug. Or dance.

Add in that Bryce (and his sisters accordingly) love to play out in the back yard and ride their bikes, they will have something to always do, as long as the weather holds, of course.

But still, keeping an ADHD child busy can be serious business sometimes. This week isn't for sitting on my laurels and relaxing. It's housework, keeping kids in line and busy in one way or another, and having some serious fun.

Now, off to do the dishes, start laundry and clean our Bearded Dragon's cage.


Not a Perfect Mom said...

I always feel like a bad mommy for loathing spring break and summer vaca.
but with four kids of different ages and interests, someone is almost always going to be unhappy with the activity...sigh..

Kathy said...

Amen, it is nice to know that I'm not alone this week. I find the hard thing about getting out is that unless it is a very controlled setting I have a hard time going out alone with all three. My daughter, who has the most severe issues, is on the manic side right now and is a little unpredictable, pair that with a six-year old who most likely has ADHD and a 12 year old who always wants to be busy and you have a recipe for a mommy melt down!!! Lol!! Anyway, nice to know I'm not alone and the sun is shinning! Happy Spring Break!!

Missy (& various in Transplant blog) said... have the three-ring circus in your town, huh? lol

My oldest won't be back until Wednesday. She came over for a bit for Bryce's belated birthday party, then went back to her dad's. That actually HELPS a bit, seeing as after a while, those two come to blows (literally) all of the time.

Mel~ @ said...

Oh, I am sooooo with you on going nuts over Spring Break! OY, Monday was hell, so I decided we would go to free open swim at 9am every day, then participate in free local kids happenings around town. They have been busy and worn ragged by the end of the day and it seems sooooo much easier, weird. Weird, because just a few short weeks ago it was more like Kathy's story above; literally a three ring circus!

Mary said...

Our Spring Break is this week. It was ok until I decided I could get work done at home... Yeah...not my smartest idea. We might need to hit the dollar movie tomorrow!

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