An Overabundance of (Quality?) Time

An Overabundance of (Quality?) Time

I guess it’s a good thing Justin doesn’t need help with academics. Thanks to the teachers’ strike, two weeks of spring break and our upcoming trip to Saskatoon, he will have a grand total of seven (or less, depending on the strike) days of school in March. And Easter comes just after that, so he will actually have six straight weeks of little or no school. Yee-haw.

Thankfully, Brayden’s schedule is unaffected by the strike, so he still has preschool and swimming lessons this week. But he does get the two weeks of spring break off, so Mommy will have to get creative about keeping everybody entertained. So far this week I’ve gone swimming with Justin, gone to the park and played soccer with both boys, and allowed the kids to get back on the trampoline for the first time this year. Next week we’ll probably dig out the bikes. Let’s hope the weather cooperates.

The boys are not the only ones who need entertaining. I’m finding it hard to fill my spare time these days — I don’t start my next course until the end of the month, I don’t have any scrapbooking projects, my travel planning is mostly done, and I don’t have anything new to read right now. The kids are going to do a spring break mini-camp at a local park next week, so I’ll have three mornings all to myself, and I honestly don’t know how I’m going to fill them. Ho hum.

Weekends are looking good, however. Justin turns seven (!) on Saturday, so there will be much celebrating that day, and the next weekend we’re planning to take the kids to Vancouver for a quickie trip to see Science World (we get in free cause we have a membership at the Vernon science centre — an awesome deal). Science World has a special Dinosaurs Alive exhibit and related Omnimax show right now, which the boys will love, as well as a Lego Castle Adventure thing that looks interesting. I’m not a fan of science centres myself, but I’m definitely up for a road trip. It’ll be good to get out of town.

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