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The Staycation Experiment

Spring Break is on the way and we won't be going anywhere. Truthfully, most families I know aren't taking any special trips for spring break. So, what do you do for a week at home?

The "fad" of staycations has fallen off the radar, but the idea remains a valid one: how do you have a relaxing, interesting, or exciting break from the norm while staying at home?

I've decided to do a a little experiment with our long weekend. Can we feel like we are getting away without really getting away?

Here's the plan:
  • No phone or email. I think it will be most important for the adults of the group (ie. mom and dad) to really take a break from the everyday.
  • No chores. For kids and parents, we'll be taking a break from the "have to do's", but this will mean doing some extra time on the front end to make sure there aren't chores staring you in the face while trying to have fun.
  • Eating out. Since there's no money being spent on travel expenses I think we'll splurge on some fun restaurants.
  • Out of the ordinary activities. I'm working on a few fun activities that are things we don't have time to do in our normal schedule OR things that we might do on vacation that we can do close to home.
Some other ideas: planting seeds, building forts, playing board games, making cookies or crafts. I'll be back with specific ideas and what worked on Monday!

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