It is happening - Spring is here (and with it Spring Break)! I can feel myself beginning my yearly pre-spring break ritual (which of course just started last year when my oldest entered public school) which is this... realizing I haven't planned anything really and wondering if I should have. I begin to get nervous and second guess my "wing it" way of living.
Of course I know there are many parents out there who don't have the luxury of taking the week off and who work full-time thus leading to a "no option but to plan it" way of dealing with the kids being out of school. For those folks, I take it there are all-week long, all-day long camps and such.
There are those (which we are not), who I hear rumor use spring break as an excuse to take a family vacation someplace exotic, maybe even Mexico or Hawaii. A parent can dream (at least that's what I'm doing right this very second).
But for those who don't HAVE to have their kids in an activity booked 9-5 or who aren't on vacation, what do you do? Another classic parenting connundrum revealed... do you book them up with activities to keep them as busy as they'd be during a normal week or do you attempt a slower paced, family oriented, laid back kind of a time together? This issue could really apply to parents and non-kidded folks as well... in general - do you plan it (or) do you wing it (and NO I didn't say wing nut :-))