Monday, April 05, 2010


Awakened by my little man, knobby knees shoved into my side, his elbow pinning my hair to the bed as I futilely try to roll over.

"Mama!" his fake whispers begin. "Guess what?!"

"ugneha??" I mumble.

And his bony little squirrelly body flips and flops and flails, sucking all the warmth out from beneath the blankets and letting in the cold morning air.

I shiver and peek out from under my pillow.

Why is there no sunlight yet? What time is it? How, ingod'sname, could I have possibly spawned an early-riser?

"IT'S SPRING BREAK, MAMA!!!!! NO SCHOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!" he whisper-squeals as he kamikaze hugs me.

And at some point, Saia makes her way in and under the covers, and we talk about our dreams, and we watch a few cartoons, and then we finally roll out of bed for breakfast and begin to throw together the list. The what-are-we-gonna-do-during-spring-break-so-that-we-don't-drive-one-another-completely-crazy list.

So far, it looks like this:
  • library
  • movies (How to Train Your Dragon)
  • park with picnic and kites
  • beach with picnic
  • BART into the City
  • Ferry into the City
  • pottery-making place
  • museum
  • scooters down to the lake with picnic
  • bikes and roller skates around the block
  • zoo
  • paint pictures of each other on canvas
  • reptile place
  • make a recyclable materials project
Aren't you exhausted just reading it? Yeesh, they're a demanding little bunch.

But with this gloomy rainy weather I will be utterly shocked if I can manage to get them dressed and out of the house even one time this week. This morning, they've already sidetracked themselves with lightsabers from their Easter baskets. It's occupied them for an hour already. Hmm. Who knew?


rtfgvb7830 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Mayhem and Moxie said...

You can babysit my kids ANY TIME. Those activities read like a wish list at Christmas time.

Loved that you ended up not quite making it out of the house on the first day of break.

This is clear evidence that you are so my kind of people.

Barbara said...

Thanks for reading and commenting on my Cougar with Cubs blog! I came to check yours out...Love it! We just finished a spring break listthat looks a lot like yours! It was a LONG break, wasn't it? I used to live in San Fran. How is it raising your kids up there?

Barbara said...

P.S. I commented back on goodkin to you!

JO ANNA GUERRA (of The Adventures of Saia and Chago) said...

Thanks, guys. As a testament to how much we got done over Spring Break, I still haven't posted a thing, and it's already April 14th.

This damn FLIP video and my SLR camera just increase my work exponentially as I now have to sort through, tweak, and upload over 2500 pics and and 200 videos.

Seriously ridiculous. No one needs that many memories!