While many our friends were in wonderful Spring Break destinations like Florida, Hawaii and Disneyland, or camping in the desert, we stayed home. Which is fine with me, and honestly the kids didn’t seem to even notice. Or, if they did, they didn’t really seem to mind.
The weather has been less than ideal, which is funny. Usually, we have fabulous, moderate temperatures and watch with interest as the rest of the country trudges through a wet, chilly Spring. In an ironic twist, though, this week has been cool and wet in our little corner of the world, while, what seems like, the rest of the country is enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures. Oh, Mother Nature, you are quite the jokester.
Because of the cooler temperatures, and the fact that there’s still work to be done, we haven’t made it our for as many adventures as I had originally hoped. But yesterday we did leave the house for a grand adventure. To IHOP.
In all honesty, the kids were thrilled. They love smiley face pancakes, especially if they contain chocolate, and it was a nice break from our normal routine. It certainly isn’t a memory that I expect will last a lifetime, but, in the end, it was a nice morning and we had a fun time out together.
I suppose the lesson is that it’s not always the grand gestures, or trips as the case may be, that make for a nice experience. Sometimes it’s the little things that matter.
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