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Spring Break

by fivesimplethings on March 23rd, 2010

Now that our son is five years old, we’re settling into the groove of living by the academic calendar. I’ve got to admit, I think I look forward to Spring Break as much as he does. For the last two weeks, the promise of warm sun has melted away the wintry forecasts that seem to affect every area of life right now–the economy, politics, and everyone’s mood in general.

I’m so looking forward to a chance to refocus on the brighter, warmer season that is sure to come. I’m also looking forward to being very methodical about spending focused time with each of my children. It seems that cancelled flights, constant meetings, and colliding agendas have kept me very preoccupied this winter.  If I’m serious about doing something to strengthen my family, I can’t just look at the chance to be with them as “time in the sun”.  Anticipation has to meet intentionality, so I’m beginning to think about one thing I can do with each of them individually for a two to three hour block of time. I’m also trying to think of things that I can do with the whole gang of three to free my wife up for a day.

Here’s the premise–we’ll be at the beach. So you know the trappings–sand, ocean, good ice cream places, lots of open time. What are some ideas for things I can do with my kiddos–ages 5,3, and 1?  What’s worked for you that your family has loved? Let me know what you think in the comments, or respond on twitter with the hashstag #fivesimplethings.

-John Tolsma

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