Spring Break ended with bit of bang yesterday. It was a good break for most of us, except poor Jimmy. We had a good time with the birthday celebrations for Danny over the weekend. But those were some tired kids I dragged out of bed this morning.
Poor Jimmy ended up being sick for pretty much the entire break. He had some sort of flu that resulted in him basically just sleeping most of the time. So the poor guy was only able to have 1 sleepover and did not get to spend much time at all with his friends. And he is still not 100% today, but is going to school. I feel for him, there is nothing as bad as feeling like you blew a good time off. I wish I knew why he is so susceptible to illness, he is otherwise a super healthy, fit kid. But he just seems to catch anything and everything that comes his way.
Danny on the other hand had a very good break. He ended up with sleepovers 5 out of the 9 nights, either at our house or at someone else’s. He had a good birthday celebration and party. With lots of cool presents, including enough Lego to keep him going for quite a while.And the party was a lot of fun for everyone else, including breaking out the Wii and people playing some Dance games, filling up the living room with dancing. It was overall a very good break for Danny and Emily.
I didn’t get in the exercise I wanted. Had to spend some time in the mornings fighting the Black Dog to just get going. Saturday especially was rough, I leaned heavily on the headphones to try to maintain some sense of isolation while I got the house ready for the party. But that was primarily due to the toll of all those extra folks around the house, plus trying to get things done, and finally some disappointment. But I was able to use my tools and found a way to function and eventually got past it all.
Our Dungeons and Dragons game went well, down one kid. The boys had a good time though, and were able to do the smart thing for once. I do think it might be a good idea to seek out another player who can balance things a little better. Not sure how I will do that, but it is a thought in my mind.
Yeah, it was a good break overall, and now it is a roughly 2 month push to the end of the year and the extended break. I know there will be some obstacles on the way, some unplanned illnesses etc. But I think the kids can do it, and I know I can if I just take the time to care for myself and others. Continue reading