So – spring break is coming. Or so I’ve been told. In all honesty this whole school thing with the various breaks is new to me. And just when you think you maybe have it figure out, you don’t. See spring break here doesn’t start until – yes that’s right spring! March 28th to be precise. But I’ve just learned that it’s not the same in every province. Quebec already had spring break, back in February, Ontario is on break right now and to keep everyone on their toes in Alberta it depends where you live. In the end its pretty much irrelevant to our family right now. My daughter goes to school in the morning (kindergarten) and daycare in the afternoon. And since my husband and I both work fulltime outside of the home the only thing spring break really means is Molly goes to daycare for the full say instead of just in the afternoon.
But I’m kind of feeling left out. I see so many people posting about all these cool things they are doing or plan to do on Spring break with their families. And I’m just sitting here thinking, well I get to get up and go to work like every other boring day. I think maybe I need to change that. Now I can’t just up and book a week off in March. Well I could but I like to save my vacation time for vacation. But there are lots of cool family things we could do after work to maybe help make it feel like we are actually getting a spring break. So what fun “after hours” things can we do?
See a movie – There’s almost always a good family friendly movie playing at the theatre and we also happen to have an Imax theatre in town too if we really want to step the movie going experience up a notch. Tip: If you have family members who are motion sensitive (and 3D movies can cause that sensation for some), GravolTM Quick Dissolve Chewables (available for kids and adults) are an effective and convenient option to treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness. (Don’t take GravolTM chewables and drive, as GravolTM Quick Dissolve Chewables may cause cause drowsiness).
At-home makeovers – My almost 6 year old loves giving makeovers! Be your own glam squad and grab those nail polishes, make-up powders, sparkle eye shadows, styling tools and last but not least…BatisteTM Dry Shampoo! It’s perfect to use between washes and easy to use. Applying quick burst revitalizes hair and removes any excess oil, adding body and texture. With the new limited-edition BatisteTM Ella Henderson Sweet & Seductive Dry Shampoo, you’ll feel like a celebrity, with hair that looks, feels – and smells – great!
Have a family game night – Another favorite on my daughter’s list. She can’t get enough of board and card games. I’m thinking of splurging a bit and ordering in so we have plenty of time for fun!
Have a bake night – I love to cook. And my daughter shares that passion (although licking the bowl is still her priority). One of her favorite thinks to bake is sugar cookies or cupcakes that we can pretty up with colorful icing and, of course, sprinkles. Casseroles are always fun too because she loves coming up with creative flavour combinations. In addition to all the good food you’ll cook up, make sure all family members get the get their daily recommended nutrients by taking VitafusionTM Men’s or Women’s Complete Multivitamin and Lil’CrittersTM Gummy VitesTM for kids.
Put on a show – Although we do enjoy getting out to see a show I happen to have a little drama queen at home that also loves to put on shows. She’s also got some mad singing and dance moves and loves to show them off.
Even though we don’t get a “real” spring break I’m pretty confident that we can inject a little extra fun into our schedule during that week. Yes, sleeping in a bit would be nice but I’ll take what I can get!
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