It’s Spring Break! Go Somewhere Else!

The other day, my son invited me to play “everyone’s on vacation but us.”  We pretended to knock on a friend or family member’s door, and E shouts: They’re not here! They’re away! And we moved on to the next house.

It was depressing. Because IT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

We’re on Spring Break. And by Spring Break I mean the kids and I are at home, and Scott’s at work.  But I’m at least going to send you guys away.  To!  Please?  It’s my grown-up gig, and I would love to send her some love while I’m busy watching everyone else pack.

Click here: Playgrounds: Ruining The Fun One Child At A Time.
Where I name the six disasters that can occur on a playground with more than my two kids. Also, why I’m building one in my backyard.

Click here: Getting Fit, Quitter’s Style.
Where I give fitness tips. On how to fail at running and yoga and how elastic waistbands make it all better.

And if you live in town, the March/April Richmond Grid Magazine reprinted my piece: The Mom Who Wouldn’t Say I Love You. Pick it up at Martins and my house. Since you KNOW I have a few too many copies.

Have fun on your trip! Send me a postcard! So I can burn it in effigy.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

6 thoughts to “It’s Spring Break! Go Somewhere Else!”

  1. We did go on a quick trip to the coast, our first spring break trip ever, so don’t give up hope. My neighbor and I took my 11 yr old grandson to Corpus Christi. We left on Wed. a.m. and returned Thurs afternoon, and that was really enough. We went to the aquarium and the beach and the beach didn’t have a restroom and I uh, had a problem. Anyway we had a nice trip. So plan an adventure day for your kids and do it. One day I planned an adventure and took off from work for it. My grandson said he didn’t want to go and I said YOU SAID YOU WANTED TO AND WE ARE GOING. So we did. We went to the Omni Hotel and rode their glass elevator for a half hour, we took a hike along Town Lake and had a picnic, we saw a man playing a homemade piano thingy (what do you call those little bitty sort of pianos that sound like harps?) and we went to the library (his choice). It was fun.
    Love, and enjoy spring break, that is a command, Marge

  2. I’m home on Spring Break. My husband is working. We are not going anywhere fantastic. And the little guy has snots and coughs. We will have the Boring Spring Break Blues with you!

  3. Our spring break schedule looks like this:

    Monday: It’s over, so who cares.
    Tuesday: B has class from dawn until dusk, then he has to come home and study for a test. I’ll keep myself entertained on the internet until I’m reduced to tears and drag myself to bed.
    Wednesday: B has a test and will be gone all day, again. I’ll sleep late, drink too much coffee, blog about my toes, and then watch Gilmore Girls till my eyes bleed.
    Thursday: I’ll spend most of the day dreaming about Kokomo. I’ll never see it in real life.
    Friday: Chores.
    Saturday: More chores.
    Sunday: It’s Easter—yay! Finally a day away from home. We’ll have dinner. At my parents’ home.

    Feel any better?

    1. My Spring Break
      Sunday (yesterday):Work
      Tuesday: Work
      Wednesday: Work
      Thursday: Work
      Friday: Work
      Saturday: Pay Bills. Clean house. Laundry would be nice.
      Easter Sunday: Work!!!

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