Today was the first official day of spring break in my house. I didn’t have much planned and I knew it was going to be chilly so we decided to stay home for the day. I was nervous because in the past, staying at home meant destroying home and driving me nuts.
But today was different. I started the day by NOT asking my kids what the wanted for breakfast and just making them something. They all ate without complaint. As I cleaned up my kids played- without fighting!
Then I cleaned a bathroom while my kids played- again without fighting! It was time for a snack and a quick show on the couch. My little guy wanted to play outside so he went out on the deck and quietly played with his trucks. My sweet girl was pretending to give all of her dolls a check up with her stethoscope around her neck.
Before I knew it, it was lunch time. I decided to stick with the “I’ll just make something without asking” deal and it worked again… and this time I gave them their lunch on top of a paper towel (easiest clean up with no dishes!).
After lunch it was a quick game and then nap time. When they woke up a bit earlier then anticipated I had them lay in bed together quietly for 20 minutes. It worked!
After nap we packed up and went over to grandma’s house for their first sleepover there. I already miss them.
Today seemed too easy. We will see what tomorrow has in store!