March Break? March Broken.

Happy March Break! This is a truly magical time of year when absolutely nothing lives up to anyone’s expectations for nine whole days.

You think you know how you’d like to spend it, and somewhere around Wednesday — possibly as early as Tuesday — you wonder if it’s possible to switch to a different school district that’s already had its March Break.

For example …

“March Break is the perfect time for a family vacation!”

No one has to miss any school. You could spend six days and seven nights on a beautiful resort where no one has to wash dishes or cook meals. You could take frame-worthy family photos where everyone’s laughing on the beach, or whirling around in the spinning teacup ride. It’s perfect!

Oh, wait. Except for the fact that it’s exponentially more expensive to travel anywhere on March Break, since that’s when hotels and airlines all jack the prices. You will bleed money from your pores every time someone dares to whine they are hungry. You will come home far more exhausted than you were when you left.

Hmm, scratch that …

Continue reading in my weekly parenting column, The Mom Scene … 

So what do you think?

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