Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Break

Despite my efforts, I'm not sure Gwendolyn ended up having the most fun or exciting Spring Break.  We may have just squeeked out ahead... maybe.

We started off strong Monday with strawberries, fruit dip, and dancing in the kitchen.  Then spent Tuesday in our pajamas, watching movies and playing outside.  So far so good.

Wednesday served us our first definitely not cool spring break point when we went to the library like we do every Wednesday for story time, only to find there was no story time.  No instead of story time, there was real life circus clowns. I've had a life-long distrust of clowns.  I'm not afraid of them really but am definitely creeped out by them.  And Gwendolyn seems to have inherited my feelings for clowns; she wouldn't even go in the doorway of the room they were performing.  So much a fun spring break activity.  Maggie, on the other hand, thought the clowns were great.  She hooted and hollered and laughed and clapped for them.

I tried to make up for the morning with a trip to Chic-Fil-A and succeeded when Gwendolyn saw the cow was there.  Apparently, clowns are creepy, but cows walking on their hind legs and dressed in clothes dancing around an eating establishment is super cool.  Good to know.

Then when Keary got home Wednesday evening, he brought out a kite for the girls to fly.  I thought it was pretty neat since I had never before flown a kite.  The girls were only briefly impressed by it.  Still I'm thinking the kites, cows, and chic-fil-a made up for the clowns and saved the day.

We spent Thursday at Grandy's sitting with her.  Unfortunately, she was having a rough day and was extra anxious.  It was a trying day for all of us.  My Auntie came over in the late afternoon though and gave Gwendolyn a manicure/ pedicure, then took her and Grandy to see my cousin play tennis.  Gwendolyn came home around ten last night (Keary says, honestly I was long asleep) saying she had fun.

Today Keary worked a half day, then took Gwendolyn to lunch and the movies.  She had been wanting to go to McDonald's for a couple months and we just don't eat there.  So Keary thought he would treat her to that before going to see Gnomeo and Juliet.  She said the movie was good, but she "really wanted to go to the zoo."  Oh well, we were planning on going there Monday anyways.

So there was our week and my efforts at making the best of a spring break when we had no real plans.  I think we did okay and her spring break turned out pretty well.

Linking up to Rachel Anne for Company Girls Coffee


  1. It sounds like a fun spring break to me. We have spring break the first week of April and we have no plans at all, at least not yet.
    I don't like clowns either and can totally relate to that and when I tried to take my youngest to a dance at the library today I discovered that she doesn't like grown ups and there was a lot of them with their kids. Oh well that's life.

  2. Sounds like a pretty good week to me! Sometimes weeks with no plans are the best of all!

  3. Sounds like a perfect, relaxed spring break! My nieces are here for their spring break and I have heard a dozen times "what are you going to do?". I don't know. Just continue on with "life" which is busy enough. Let them get a taste of how it is around here, enjoy time with their cousins, and maybe see a movie or something. To me it's just special to be together.
    And tonight my daughter was doing her math hmwk and the question was "what's the shape of a clown's hat?" and she didn't know. I said, "what kind of hat does a clown wear?" and she said, "I don't know, I've never seen a clown wear a hat". Oops. Have I been depriving my 10-yr-old? Guess not, based on this post and your responses :)