Spring Break – It’s Not a Vacation for Us

I don’t know which is worse for a parent -having your child go on a vacation
with friends for Spring Break or having him or her come home. 

On one hand I spend their week away worrying about all the possible scenarios that could happen on a vacation and every possible thing that can go wrong. Bonfire on the beach? A race to the hospital for burns.  Learning how to trapeze? A fall and an injury requiring medical attention.

On the other hand, having my kid come home doesn’t feel much better. Now I have to negotiate with someone who has been on their own at school and used to their own timetable. I’m looking at a closed bedroom door until 2:00 pm -apparently the usual time to wake up. I’m trying to sleep at 2:00 am, wondering when I will hear the door open.

That’s the cadence of my week. I’ve talked to other mothers. We all put a brave face on and laugh it off, but behind closed doors I can tell you this is one mother who is trying to balance it all: letting her kids go and still knowing that since she is their mother they will always be close to her heart.

What do you anticipate your Spring Break experience to be with your college student? – we want to hear!

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Author: Uncool Parent Posted: February 25th, 2016

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