March 22, 2011

Spring Break...We're Getting Crazy

Drama Queen and the Boy
 Well spring is upon us. Oh wait, it's snowing. Dandy. Such is life in the upper Midwest. Drama Queen is on Spring Break this week, unfortunately, the boy has his in two weeks. Oy. In some alternate universe we might go somewhere, escape, but that isn't happening anytime soon. The boy and I can hardly make it to the grocery store without some mini-meltdown, so planes, trains and automobiles to paradise will just have to wait. I'm adventurous, but not an idiot.

So, in lieu of sandy beaches, we will just have to make our own fun. In my usual multi-tasking manner, I decided to devise a plan and do some light spring cleaning {not gonna get crazy here}. First order of business to vacuum behind...underneath...around the couch. As you may already know, this can be a scary undertaking, never know what you might find!

Well friends, I am excited to report a little miracle, which, was much less sticky than expected! Who knew cleaning could yield HOURS, no joke, of entertainment for the chicklets. As I moved the couch out from the wall, squeals of delight ensued. A virtual treasure trove of lost and forgotten junk toys was discovered. You know the usual, hot wheels, squinkies, Barbie shoe, Hungry Hippos marbles, puzzle pieces, etc. It was like Christmas,'s snowing. God only knows what will happen when things thaw out and I can clean out the car!

And let me tell you, we don't stop there, oh no, things are about to get even crazier. I know! The kids are begging me to watch Baby Einstein in Spanish. You see we're all about education here at the Bubble Gum household {cough}.

Feliz primavera! {Happy Spring, I think}


  1. Hi Cari... I am following you back from your comments you left on my blog. Your posts are hillarious. I TOTALLY agree about the whole Charlie Sheen thing...Amen to that. This weather sure is crazy.. it's supposed to be spring and you have snow and we who live in Sunny So. Cal are having thunder storms and lots of rain...

    Anne @

  2. Wow, that is a LOT of snow. I miss the snow...for like 30 minutes or so and then I wise up again. I spent 19+ years shoveling that crap, pushing my car out of snow banks. Spending a week up there for Christmas and being able to return back to a warmer climate is the way to go!

  3. Thanks Anne, maybe we'd all understand Charlie better if WE had some tiger blood running through our veins. I think I started following you from Blog Frog, however, forgot my password for the frog.

  4. Single Dad, yes the snow is a pain, but I actually don't mind it, until about now. Mid-March brings on the cabin fever. I grew up in the south, not much snow, a dusting at most, so maybe that's why I like it. Shoveling...agreed...not fun, comes with the territory I suppose.

  5. Gretchen-mid march cabin fever makes me a little punchy. Five inches today, come on!!


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