Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Whoever came up with the idea that Springtime is a good time for the kids to have a break from school?

And to make things worse, two of my kids are off for TWO weeks at spring break. That means I still have to get up at the crack of dawn and get one child off to school for one of the weeks.

Here are some of the things that people Way Down In Mayberry are doing for Spring break:

*Going to Disneyworld

*Going to Disneyland

*Going to Leggoland

*Going to Las Vegas

*Going to The Mall of America

*Going to Mexico

*Going to Spain

*Going to Italy

*Going to Paris

.....and this is just to name a few.

Do all people do this on Spring break? When people have asked me, "So.....where (not what are you doing) are you guys going for Spring break?" My measly answer cannot compare...."Um......I signed up the kids for some YMCA camps."

Quite humbling I must say. And even just the camps set me back a few hundred dollars. I wonder how much money people are making? I wonder how much of their lives are controlled by credit cards?

I wonder if maybe I should get a job.


cloudscome said...

I know what you mean. Most of the families at my school go on outrageous trips. I can't even believe the places these kids go for the second or third time for their vacations. I didn't even know such places existed...

When someone asks me where I am going for break I usually just say I hope it's sunny in my backyard cause I want to work in the garden. Kinda stops the conversation.

Gatxan said...

Definitely, you need to move...

Jennboree said...

We will put off entertaining for spring break as long as possible once the girls are in school.

I will, however, require a yearly trip to the Caribbean as I'd become accustomed to it pre-babies!

Besides, your kids will gain far more from a camp than following the "rentals" around in a foreign country or Vegas.

the analyzer said...

We're taking the camp trailer to Lava Hot Springs for 2 day. Try to compete with that glamour....

tallulah said...

Jenn-Caribbean? You are spoiled!

Ms. Analyzer - I'll take the Y camps over Lava Hot Springs any day. I. Do. Not. Envy. You.