Thursday, October 15, 2009

School Break

My girls--the entire state, actually--are on school vacation today and tomorrow. (Note: it seems funny to use that phrase, "school vacation" for such tiny children, by the way. It sounds so formal and grown-up, as if I'd sent them to boarding school and they're riding the train home for a long weekend.)

Since the adjustment to kindergarten--not really kindergarten itself, but more the getting up super early and the morning get-ready agenda and the fact that the bus does not stop and idle in your street for half an hour waiting for you if you happen to have spent all your get-ready time standing listlessly in the bathroom but rather it goes on without you and therefore you really really really do need to be outside at the bus stop with your jacket and your hat and your mittens (yes! mittens in October! it's been freezing here!) and your Disney Princesses backpack by five to eight and hopefully ten to eight just to be safe--has been a bit...ahem....CHALLENGING for Julia, and since she's very very tired from all this kindergarten business, I decided to schedule nothing for today, and almost nothing for tomorrow. My girls and I are going to stay in our pj's half the day, and read stories together on the king-sized bed amidst the blankets, and watch kid TV, and paint pictures, and if we make it outside great, and if we don't that's fine too, and we'll eat breakfast food for lunch and take baths in the middle of the day. With bubbles.

And guess what? I'm not going to be on the Internet during any of that time. Because I don't want to miss a minute of school vacation. So get back to me next week, when the routine begins in earnest again. We're taking a little break.


Tiffany said...

It's a good thing you don't live here. Schools STARTS at 7:55. My poor kids have to be out the door by 6:55 to drop big brother off at the middle school for zero hour and be at school when it's my starting time at 7:25. And, yes, mornings are just such a joy around these parts, too.

Enjoy your vacation.

Shan said...

Yes--actually our school starts pretty early too (8:10), we just happen to live very close to it and Julia is the last or next-to-last stop. I have a friend at the same school who lives in the countryside and her daughter would have to get on the bus at 6:55 if she took the bus (my friend opts to drive her instead).

Thank goodness for occasional school vacations!!!