I am a mother of three. I am a teacher of 19 kindergarten children. Today was the last day of school before March Break begins. My husband will be working through the break, so I'll have 10 hours a day with my children.
Many of you out there homeschool. I think that's marvellous and have my fantasies of being home with my kids every day. Then Violet tries to gouge Margot's eyes out, or attempts to strangle her brother, and I know that spending some time apart is as much about survival as it is about financial necessity.
I want March Break to be fun for my children, enjoyable for me, and cheap. You probably want all of these things, too. So, join me next week, where I will be sharing lots of ideas of how to entertain your 2-6 year-olds.
If you want to prepare for the week, you might want to pick up some supplies: acrylic craft paints and brushes, salt and flour, large pieces of paper, glitter, yarn, and perhaps some large butcher paper. Gather up your children's favourite books and music, and some blankets and pillows.
Prepare to get messy, and to fill your house with lopsided little handmades! See you on Monday!