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Top 10 INSANE Things I Uttered On The 1st Day of Spring Break

Top 10 INSANE Things I Uttered On The 1st Day of Spring Break

by Gina Valley

It’s only the first day of spring break and I already sound like I’ve lost my mind.

I haven’t. I just have kids.

Kids love spring break.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Top 10 Insane Things I Uttered On The 1st Day of Spring BreakI tend to head into it under the impression I love it, too. I always have grandiose plans for what we’ll do with a week void of school responsibilities. I also, apparently, have total amnesia when it comes to spring breaks past.

This year was no different.

Being home for a week without having to drive school carpool sounded like a vacation.

I imagined all that I’d lead my pack to accomplish during this gift of extra hours.  We would clean and garden and organize. We would play board games and basketball and badminton. We would visit museums and the beach and the zoo.

But, I forgot that I live in a zoo.

Any extra hours with my kids at home with me are quickly gobbled up by the extra parenting opportunities their close proximity to me and each other all day long necessitates.

Sometimes, those extra parenting opportunities fly out of my mouth and boggle my mind.

There’s been a whole lot of that going on already, and it’s only the first day of spring break.

Top 10 INSANE Things I Uttered On The 1st Day of Spring Break

#10.  If the dog really was the one who ate all the Easter candy his poop would be sparkly.

#9.  Let go of your brother’s face.

#8.  You can’t bring that squirrel into the house, because we don’t know him.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Top 10 Insane Things I Uttered On The 1st Day of Spring Break#7.  Did anyone realize we still have Christmas decorations on the mantel?

#6.  I doubt unloading the dishwasher is going to kill you.

#5.  Spring break is just a break from school, not from reality, not from chores, and definitely not from showers. And, use soap!

#4.  Clothes that are still on hangers are not dirty.

#3.  Do not play catch with a screwdriver.

#2.  No, milk should not be a solid.

#1.  Do not glue people together.

I love my children. I love the extra time we have together.

But…

I’m already starting to wonder…

Is it school o’clock yet?

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Is your family spring break-ing? How do you spend the extra time a break from school responsibilities gives you? Are people being glued together at your house, too? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

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2 Responses
  • Annie
    March 31, 2015

    Hi Gina! Super cute 🙂 I too recently noticed that I had a Christmas decoration or two still lurking on the bookshelf in the living room! Happy spring break! I am not in the life position to get a spring break at this moment in time, but I have taken time off work in the past with the high hopes of Making My Dreams Come True. I totally get how time just seems to slip away, especially time off. I can only imagine how it is with kids – I am super impressed you were able to pull off writing and posting this 🙂 See, you got something major accomplished! And you inspired one blogger to believe that I have time to do it too 🙂 I hope you get to the gardening or one of those fun things on your list – I planted an herb garden a few weekends ago and I am so proud of it. Maybe the kids will have a similar sentiment 🙂

  • violafury
    April 1, 2015

    Hi Gina! I stopped by to see if you were going to try and do the “Alphabet Song” again this year, but I see you have your hands full. I should have guessed. Last night at orchestra rehearsal, another violist came bopping up to me, with blue eyebrows and a care-free manner and said “Hi! It’s spring break! I’ve been sitting by the pool all day!” Should have guessed ; she teaches music in the Pinellas District and they’re off this week, too. Just remember, it’s ONLY a week! <3 Mary