Friday, October 9, 2009


Someone on my local board of education thought it would be just peachy to turn Columbus Day into a 4 day weekend by giving the kids today, the Friday before Columbus Day, off. I guess the board thought it would be nifty that we could all take four day mini-holidays.

The only problem is, of course, that my husband doesn't get Columbus day off (does anyone other than school or government employees get the day off anymore?). That means we're not going anywhere, and it also means I have to entertain the kids, by myself, for two full days.

So, I had a whole day planned out of hiking and apple picking today. The hike would be hearty exercise, and the apple picking would (hopefully) inspire the kids to actually eat the apples we pick.

The weather, however, wouldn't co-operate. The report this morning said chance of rain. Being the optimist I took the kids out early for the hike. Twenty-five minutes in, however, the rain started coming down. We managed to get 40 minutes of hiking in prior to the real heavy stuff coming down, and the leaves on the trees provided somewhat of a natural umbrella for us.

By the time we got back to the car, apple picking was definitely history, so it was off to the stores to get some errands accomplished.

Now we're back and it's only 2:30 in the afternoon!!! Suggestions anyone???

Maybe we'll make a gingerbread haunted house.

1 comment:

  1. Experiment time. Let them do whatever they want, just no TV no video games. maybe they'll start their own blog or make a beautiful Andy Goldsworthy type backyard sculpture. Or cook you and their dad dinner.
    Open ended stuff, so unusual in our times...