Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Our March Break in a Nutshell
We have all grudgingly gone back to work and school, after enjoying our week long break - well Hubby and I had to work, but we took most afternoons off. It's so nice getting to enjoy quality time with the girls, whether just relaxing, playing together or braving the weather and heading outdoors.
March break is very different with a tween and teen than it used to be, though I did try my best at getting them to let go of their inhibitions, and just have fun. I didn't always succeed :) but our living room "dance" party was a start. We all took turns choosing the music: Elle obsessed with Frozen always turned to those songs, Pea pulled out hip hop, Hubby had a throwback to the 80s, and I mixed it up with oldies and African music. "Dancing" may not be exactly the perfect description of what we were doing, and though I may have had the oddest, wildest moves, the girls joined in with equal exuberance and we had a great time. Sometimes you just need to get silly and move. We also went to a 50s diner, and though there was some eye rolling at my excitement, by the end of dinner (after many returns from the jukebox) the girls were having fun sharing a milkshake, all three of us at once, in a restaurant crowded with people. I have pictures to prove it :)
We went for more slippery, icy walks; learned how to play mancala; made monkey bread for the first time - assembly line style; read books; went wall climbing; had an early St. Patrick's day potluck and games night with friends; and while Elle was at her mom's, Pea nearly watched an entire season of a favorite tv show. We may not have been able to get away, but we all had fun together.