Today is the first day of Spring Break for my kids. Yes, here in Indiana, where the weather is just lovely (not), we say, "Why give the kids just one measly week off? Let's not have school the Friday before Spring Break, either!" I probably wouldn't care so much if Friday didn't happen to be one of Eli's precious two days in school. Those days are like liquid gold to me.
For some odd reason, we are staying home for the break. You figure with the kids out of school, the crummy weather that is par for the course this time of year, and a husband whose office can be anywhere with WiFi, we'd head for somewhere warm and sandy. I'd love to give you a compelling reason as to why we're staying home, but it pretty much just boils down to laziness. I didn't plan anything, therefore we aren't going anywhere. That, and the fact that just thinking about how much necessary-but-ridiculous amounts of crap we have to pack to go anywhere with Eli makes me want to crawl back under the covers and take a nap.
In an attempt to make staying home for Spring Break a little less lame, I've tried to come up with some fun stuff to do around Indy, with a possible trip to Bloomington on the side. Day trips I can manage.
Today's fun? Rain! And gusts of wind that nearly took the door off my car! I took the kids with me to sign Elena up for a few summer camps through Fishers Parks & Recreation (amazing and affordable kids programs, if you happen to be a resident). The office is on the grounds of a playground the kids love, and as we pulled in Eli starts in full throttle: "Play! Play! Play!" Elena's giving it her best, too: "Awww, come on. We can play. It's only cold and windy and rainy and muddy." And then sadness all around as they are dee-nied.
I really should have looked into that trip.
We did manage to check out about 200 books at the library, though, which should get us through Tuesday.
The other big fun? Elena's very first tooth fell out at lunch. I was upstairs getting Eli ready for his nap when Elena let out a blood-curdling scream. It will take us a few days to get used to this mug:
It's kind of bizarre, really. I've got one kid losing teeth, and another with teeth coming in.
Stay tuned for more fun around the Hoosier state this week. Maybe it will convince you to come visit us . . . in the summer.