Commentary by Danielle Wilson
First day of Spring Break vacation? Usually I’m ecstatic because I get one entire week where my kids are still in school (I teach in a neighboring district with a different schedule) and my husband Doo goes off to work, followed by another whole week where he drives our precious little angels to Florida. It’s a dream come true, right? But no trip is scheduled this year, and so far, this SB has been rather sucky. Here’s a rundown of Day One.
I hadn’t slept well and so arose frustrated that I still had to perform my usual Mommy morning wake-up routine: 6 a.m., girls; 6:15, girls again plus oldest; 6:30 whomever is still sleeping. After the last “Sweetie, it’s time to get up,” I plunged back into to bed hoping to grab a few more zzz’s. No luck, I was definitely awake. So I plodded downstairs for coffee and hopefully a few undisturbed minutes of social media bliss.
Enter Doo, stage left. “What are ya doing? What’s your schedule today? Are you going to be around to blah, blah, blah … ” Argh! I’d forgotten he’d taken the day off. Immediately my attitude went where I was not – south. What is it about husbands? Don’t they understand that the only time we can truly be “on break” is when absolutely no one – including them – is around? My darling Doo stalked me most of the morning, until finally I decided to escape to the gym, where I promptly pulled a neck muscle and almost got into it with a blue hair not wanting to share equipment. Seriously!
Fast forward to the end of my special first day of SB. Our middle son had just successfully completed the first stage of his black belt testing, and in celebration, I accidently flung my phone into a large garbage can. Filled with water. She’s currently buried in a container of rice awaiting a post-Easter miracle.
Now I’m stuck with two awkward weeks of working and not, school and no school, a half-dead phone, and very little “me” time. Spring Break 2016? Definitely sucking. Peace out.