It's Spring Break this week for us down here in Texas and so far we're taking advantage of it. On Saturday, we spent an entire day thatching, raking, and mowing a neighbor's yard, and then dumping all 810 gallons of grass clippings. What we thought would take four hours, took us nine. Just a tad bit of an underestimate. Somehow, raking and weeding reminds me of Spring Break as child working away while I thought I should be vacationing. I'm sure my children think the same way about their break and wonder what their parental units are doing to them.
I bought each of the boys their own rake for $3 a piece at Lowes so they could help us with the lawn. After a couple hours of working, I gave them a break from work and then took them to a nearby park to let them play. It was easy getting them to play nicely with the other kids--all I had to do was threaten them with thoughts of raking.
Half-way into the day I was exhausted and dirty. I had dirt and grass clippings every where imaginable. I quickly got used to the gritty texture in my mouth each time I took a swig of high powered energy drink. My husband sported an airbrushed tan of crisp bermuda grass and clay topsoil.
Later this week we want to do something fun for Spring Break with the boys. We were planning on going down to San Antonio, but since we made that decision at the last minute, I don't even know that we'll be doing that. All the nearby state parks are full so camping there is out. It's Spring Break so I'm afraid hotels will be very expensive. So unless we can find A.) a reasonably priced hotel or B.) an empty camping spot I haven't thought of yet, San Antonio may be out of the picture this time around.
Another idea we've been flirting with is taking the boys out fossil hunting again. They love fossil hunting as much as we do (I'm mostly not lying). We have several possible places to go around where we live although we'd like to adventure somewhere new. Of course a road trip is always possible. Or we could just stay here. Y'all have any ideas?
In the meantime, I'm going to keep on enjoying this nice springtime weather. What are you doing for Spring Break?
PS: Go check out Modern Bird Studios' interview of Screwed Up Texan (that's me!)! While you're there, check out their cool artwork too!