This week is Spring Break for the kids, aka littles, aka minions. While I would love nothing more than to whisk us all away for a great vacation full of fun activities, lounging beachfront, and all the food we could stuff into our faces, it just is not happening this year. I do want to give them a fun week though.
So far we have planned some museum visits, some park time, and maybe a hike or two. My oldest has to work towards the end of the week, and technically, I am working all week. The delicate balance of motherhood always feels like a tightrope act with no safety net. I am sure some of their friends will return with talks of trips all over the place, and I just hope that my three enjoy what we can do this year.
Parents often get caught up in trying to provide their kids with the biggest and the best, and not just in vacations, but in everything. I really do find the old adage to be true, kids want us, their parents. Our children want our time, our attention. Our children want to know we are present, and the location is a bit less important. While it would be fun to be able to take them on some awesome vacay, and spoil them rotten … in the grand scheme of life, our time together is more impactful on their lives.
Spending time with kids at the park, hiking, or finding the hidden gems in your area are great ways to take advantage of your staycation and still have fun. Reader’s Digest put together this awesome bucket list for all 50 states. Find your state and explore what it has to offer. Feel free to add to the list in the comments. It’s always fun to share new family friendly ideas which everyone can enjoy.