We had big plans for the kids' spring break week...beach, zoo, park, slip-n-slide, copious amounts of exhausting fun. But one of the things we have learned since having children is that the plans in your head don't always come to fruition, and that's okay. It just so turns out that the girls' week off school happens to also be the first full week of spotty rain showers we have had in many moons, which automatically cancels a majority of the outdoor activities we planned. It also turns out that Nate has shown us that he wouldn't be able to handle a busy week anyway, as he is still sleeping copious amounts of time during the day. The girls have also shown us that they really should be paired up in a locked room together for the duration of the week in order to settle their differences and learn to love and honor each other once again. They both need this week as a reset button to their relationship with constant and exhausting prompting in how to talk to one another with kindness and how to treat the other with love and unselfishness. We're one day down, and there are promising results so far. Turns out that time together and communication is not only good for marriages, it is good for sibling relationships as well.
So our spring break may not be turning out how we originally planned, but we are enjoying it just the same. Our rainy days are filled with sleeping late, warm baths after syrup coated pancakes end up in places other than their mouths, spending good quality time together, and swinging the little guy...because the only thing he likes as much as playing the ipad is swinging.