Week two of Spring Break. Is it just me, or are the rest of you moms out there running out of things to do?
One of the "pros" about living in Temecula is that we are only an hour away from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; and 1 1/2 hours away from Los Angles. There's so much to do within an arm's reach. But, that pro is also a con on certain occasions like Spring Break, and when gas prices skyrocket. Right now, it's a con. There are crowds everywhere, blackout dates on theme park passes, it's too cold for the beach, and . . . gas is a whopping $4.05 a gallon. To top it off, we spent all our money on fun last week. So this week, my family is feeling a little trapped.
To be honest, I'm perfectly fine staying home and working on Project Purge. My kids, on the other hand, have had enough. They are not happy about the fact that they have to clean while they are supposed to be having fun. I'm frantically trying to finish organizing my studio and I hear screams coming from upstairs "Mom!!! There is absolutely nothing to eat in this house!! When are you going to the store???? We are soooooo bored!!! When are we going to get out of here and do something??? Stop organizing!!!"
I find that frustrating especially since I just moved everything into a huge pile so I could sort and put away. But, go I must. I checked the refrigerator. Eden's right. We are completely out of food, which in Eden and Claire lingo means we are out of bagels, pizza, yogurt, soda, cheese, cookies, chips and candy.
No wonder it takes me forever to get anything done around here. If people would just stop eating, if we all wore the same outfit every single day for a week, and if we banned Spring Break, I just might be able to complete a task.
Today I had to remind myself that 4 years from now, when I'm home alone in a perfectly clean house, with no one yelling "take me to the store!!" I will miss these days.
So I'm walking away from my pile, and going to the 5:00 movie at the discount theater. And then I am going to the store and buying lots of junk, like Easter candy, so that we can eat it all while we watch our favorite episodes of The Middle.
I can finish this project later -- in the wee hours of the night.