All winter I look forward to Spring Break, adamantly, passionately intending to have ALL THE ADVENTURE. Then, without fail, every spring break we are sick, tired or the weather is bad. This spring break we chose sick and tired so our EPIC ADVENTURE was a lot lower key than I’d hoped. It was still pretty fun all the same. Let’s see…
…we rode in our “car-car” with our umbrella. So that was fun.
Then Beckett went to a birthday party, Dad went to work and the rest of us went to the thrift store. I had just banged my shin on a coffee table (ah, I see now why they got rid of it) AND broken a nail off on a display case when Quinn found a trombone. At the moment he asked for it I was completely, completely overwhelmed and said no. He asked to call Dad. Moments later I hear him say “Dad, this is Quinn and mom is completely breaking my heart.”
We left the thrift store with a trombone.
And Quinn can actually play it! He’s in love.
Another day we went to the open space near our house to play:
(Beckett got stuck in a tree, which was hilarious to him until it wasn’t.)
One day we went to visit my sister and nephews and got to walk my oldest nephew to school. I thought it was awesome that my nephew C dressed like a bee to match his bee helmet!
Then we went to IKEA and sat on all the furniture.
(Uh, well…that’s one way to get him to look in the mirror)
Too much information, but my kids love to sing “IKEA, rhymes with diarrhea!” which, on that day it did. The downside to IKEA is that their bathrooms are really far away. And I spend too much money there. But we sure had fun!
We made our obligatory annual trip to Chuck E Cheese. I did’t die. We also didn’t eat any food and we went when it was quiet. Perhaps there’s a correlation.
Kieran had a birthday and fulfilled his lifelong dream of eating Panda Express for dinner:
And we all shared a cold, which was very…communal of us!
So maybe it wasn’t the EPIC adventure I’d planned, but it was the best kind of adventure in the end. The kind where we get to be together.