You guys, today is the first day of Spring Break! Woot! And I'm going to party like it's 1999. (Prince got it right...that was a good year for parties. And yes, I realize that makes me sound old AF.) Except no, I'm only kidding because you know, 2 year-old and grown-up responsibilities and trying to save money do not make for any sort of epic Easter vacay. But that's okay, because I have what feels like a bajillion days to revel in the fact that I don't have to see math, do math, or think about math whatsoever. And that is pretty freaking awesome.
So how am I spending this first day of break? Well, after a long hiatus we renewed our Costco membership recently so I made a little trip over there in a massive downpour this morning. I don't know if I was too early, or if things have just changed over the years or what, but instead of all those delightful sample tables full of sausages and pita chips and what have you that used to be freaking everywhere (anyone remember the Coscto date on Kaitlyn's season of The Bachelor?) I encountered a lone employee who asked me if I would like to "feel" her pillowcase. "Because it's made of bamboo." Erm, no...think I'll pass. I did score a 45-pack of toilet paper for $16 though, and mama loves a bargain so that got me doing a little happy dance (not to be confused with the pee-pee dance, although it's remarkably similar.) Who the hell needs 45 rolls of toilet paper, you ask? Yeah, I haven't really figured that part out yet. I'm guessing it'll last awhile.
Oh, and let's not forget the epic robot I built from Mega Blocks this afternoon at Madi's request, and which she promptly smashed to pieces so I could build her a castle instead:
|Mega Blocks master, right here. Ha|
Sometimes I have to laugh at myself that this is where I'm at right now: that Costco and legos are the highlights of my day. It seems so trivial, but at the same time I'm trying to soak it up. I know time is flying by and before I know it I'll be wrapped up in full-time work or full-time school again and I'll miss these days of being at home with baby girl doing the simple things.
Speaking of baby girl, we did get in a nice little hike this past weekend before the rain started. It's the first hike we've done since she outgrew her carrier and she basically ran a solid mile before asking to be carried. She doesn't know it yet, but I plan to lure her into her first 5k in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, it was refreshing just to be surrounded by all the greenery and the gorgeous spring flowers dotting the hills.
What are you doing for spring break this year? Is it even on your radar? Tell me you're going somewhere tropical and exotic so I can live vicariously! :-)