Friday, April 8, 2011

The Staycation Jar

So the kids have just started Spring Break. We'd been planning to ship them off to Chicago (you can do that when you have a relative with buddy passes :) but the flights just didn't look that good. Then I was worried that I was going to get "stuck" out there (oh the joys of flying standby) so we opted to keep the kids here for their week off of school. Needless to say, the kids were not amused.

Anyway, I knew I had to come up with some sort of distraction to 1) keep them entertained and 2) to make it seem like we were actually doing something fun for the week. I had the kids write down a few fun things they would like to do and we folded them up and put them in a jar. Over the next week, we'll pick one paper out each day and that will be our activity du jour. Instant Staycation fun!

We decided to get right into it and picked Go To A 3D Movie out of the jar tonight (Luckily for our wallet, the only 3D movies in town are playing at the dollar show) It was also funny to hear Kobe's definition of a staycation. Tehani heard me say the word in the car and said "Stay-what?" Kobe piped right up and said "Staycation. You know, when people that don't have money stay home and pretend that they are having fun."

Let the pretending begin!

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