Last updated on April 6th, 2021 at 12:28 am
It struck me today that this is the last time for a while I can be so nonchalant about March Break.
My eldest son starts kindergarten in September, and from the mere glimpse I’ve seen of school life so far, it seems the pursuit of education is just as hard for parents as it is for the kids going through it.
So I sympathise—I’ve filled criminal reference checks for the volunteering I didn’t see coming. I’ve sat outside for hours in near-freezing weather to land my boys spots in a reputable childcare program. We fight hard to build routines for our children so we can live our own lives, which is why I know “March Break” is quite possibly the worst-named week ever.
The lead-up to March Break is a scramble—do you find a day camp? Take the time off work? Suffer overcrowded family facilities with the hope it’ll be somewhat enjoyable? Parenting’s already tough enough when you’re not competing with every other parent, so you’d better keep some secret weapons in your arsenal if you hope to survive the week!