I feel kind of bad that both winter break & spring break were taken as boring non-vacations this year, for the most part. And not because of COVID, either.
Both times, I enrolled the kids in some sort of camp for a few days (which they enjoyed actually but I felt a little guilty when it sounded like most of their friends were on big family trips).
Neither time have Josh and I been fully off (he worked the new years’ chunk of winter break, plus yesterday + today; I worked 7 days straight during Christmas week in December ’21).
Neither time has our nanny been around, and she has taken actual vacations out of the country (as is her right!).
But I’m also (mostly) glad we didn’t try to cram in a trip to DC right now. Getting ready for our move is important and necessary, and honestly I’d rather defer spending on flights/lodging until we are done with the money hemorrhage that has been moving and making some minor improvements to our house.
Obviously it would have been better to buy a house in 2019 (and rent out our Miami Beach house) but hindsight is 20/20 and we got it backwards. Just a million dollar (or more) misstep. Oh well . . . I guess that is why we are not in real estate for a living.
I do have to say that I hope next year that we can have more family vacations, both for winter + spring breaks. They don’t have to be anything crazy (Floridian destinations are great, especially in the winter).
PS: We are 3 days into a 6 day series of private swim classes for G. She made some major breakthroughs yesterday. My dream of 3 kids in the pool without a parent having to go in is coming to fruition!
PPS: My schedule worked really well yesterday *including* the nap. Would totally do that again with a similarly unstructured block of time. I just don’t have that many days like that!