Usually when you think of spring break, you think warm weather, bathing suits, no work and no school work. Well, NOT ONE of those things were present for me. It was cold, I certainly am NOT bikini ready, I had to work and I had a ton of school work to get done.
Monday: I had little sleep and had to nanny. All three boys. All day. It was Sam’s 2nd birthday so I decided to take the boys to Chuck E Cheese’s. They were pretty well behaved most of the day (which is nothing short of a miracle). I ran out of money pretty quickly, which then triggered the puppy dog eyes for more tokens. I tried to ONLY eat a salad because the pizza is not that great. But I was so hungry that I ended up eating a few pieces (which I IMMEDIATELY regretted). I felt awful after I ate. Just totally exhausted and felt like I was moving in slow motion. That’s what junk food does to me. After I wrangled all the boys in from choosing their Made in China, probably going to break in an hour toy that they “won”(courtesy of Lauren’s wallet), we headed back to their house. Ben went with his dad to run an errand, I was able to put Sam down for his nap and Jack grabbed a book and read. I thought, “Finally, I can start working on my homework.” Nope. Distractions. Distractions everywhere. Ben came back from running errands with his dad and started playing on the Ipad right next to me. I couldn’t tell him to stop because he was playing an educational game and was asking for help. On top of that, dad started doing some work in the basement putting up drywall. Not exactly a quiet project. At that point, I knew I wasn’t getting any work done. So, after an hour, or so, I started to make the boys a snack and in runs dad telling me they have to leave ASAP to go an event for mom’s work. I had to wake up Sam, get him all dressed, yell at Jack and Ben for wrestling on the kitchen floor, and get all of their stuff ready so they were ready to go when Mom came home to pick everyone up. A pretty exhausting 9 hours. When I got home, I LITERALLY sat on my couch staring at the wall thinking about a) how much stuff I had to do b) how exhausted I felt c) how I HAD to find the energy to go to the gym.
Tuesday: The day began with Jack and Ben fighting. The day continued with Jack and Ben fighting. The day ended with Jack and Ben fighting. Dad and I ended up splitting up for the morning. I took Jack and Sam to the library. But I forgot that Lollapalooza tickets were going on sale that morning. I tried doing it on my phone and it wasn’t working. I was that girl walking around with my phone in the air looking for a signal. So, I had Jack watch Sam for a little bit while I hopped on the computers and got tickets. I’m glad I did. The 3-day passes ended up selling out. Things were fine during lunch. They usually are when they have food in front of them. Then, Jack and Ben started fighting, AGAIN. So, I told them I’d prefer if they didn’t play video games when their friends came over for a play date. The IDEA was to make them come up with other things to do with their friends. Little did I know it would start World War III. Dad left to do something so it was me against 5 boys. The rest of the day is sort of a blur with flashbacks of name calling, tattle tales and the sound of my quiet sob in the background.
Wednesday: Was less stressful. I spent the morning at St. Edmunds doing some observation hours. I always look forward to going there and spending time in the preschool class. Those kids genuinely make me laugh. They are only 3 years old have have such amazing personalities. Just for fun, I want to collect some data on how many times I see the kids fingers in their noses. HUNDREDS. In the afternoon I went back to nanny. The boys were a little less crazy. Still fighting…amazingly. But I kept them busy which always helps.
Thursday: DAY OFF! Well, kind of. I still did a couple observation hours in the morning. The rest of the day I got to spend with my guy.
Friday: Homework. All. Day.
That was my spring break. It wasn’t very springy and it wasn’t a break from anything.
Now summer break…THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!!