My kids suprise me
My kids are on vacation this week.
It's very complicated since my husband was off for winter break already and I used my vacation days to spend time with my brother in the hospital.
Basically we are splitting up the days and taking turns showing the kids a good time.
I was feeling sick with guilt because for the last three weeks they've been listening to their classmates talk about all the fun and exciting places their families will be visiting over the break- Israel, Miami, California, Mexico... I felt pretty crummy that I couldn't promise my kids we'd EVER be able do anything like that.
So to make up for it my husband and I drew up a plan for a week full of day trips and today was my day to take them down to Philly. We were going to hit the museums and the liberty bell, and maybe go out to eat in one of Philly's fine kosher establishments.
This morning however my girls told me they'd rather just hand around town, have friends over, go out for ice cream and maybe go to the library...
"Are you SURE?" I asked them... "We could go to the Franklin Institue and see that giant heart you can slide down..." They thought about it and decided they'd really rather just do things around town and they are having a great time! Just five minutes ago they told me this was "the best day ever." I certainly feel a lot less guilty now.
Hooray for my kids!