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Friday, April 2, 2010

Conversation with my Kid - The Spring Break Edition

We send our kids to Catholic school here in Los Angeles. And more than just wanting some solid academics, we wanted some God sprinkled in our kids' souls.

And even though I am totally a fan of the high academic standards the school espouses, I was uh, a little bummed, to say the least, when Claire, my 2nd-grader, was given homework to do over the 2-week Christmas break.

"WHAT??????," I said to Claire when she told me.

Oh crap, I thought. Along with everything else I had to do, I also had to NOW keep in mind that she had homework she was supposed to finish. Because really, can a 7-year-old be expected to remember her HOMEWORK over Christmas vacation?

"Well," Claire replied calmly. "Mrs. X doesn't want our brains to go to mush over the break."

Yikes, I thought. Bring on the mushy brains. If it could spare me some additional heartache, bring on the mush!!

Fast forward to yesterday....

I pick up the girls after a half-day of school excited and ready for a week plus of NO SCHOOL!

As we walked back to the van, backpacks and Easter goodies in hand, I say to Claire, "Did Mrs. X give you homework?"

"Nope," she said with a sly smile on her face.

And then she raised her arms in the air and yelled, "YESSSS!!! It's Spring Break and my brain is going to MUSH!"

Right on Mrs. X.

Both me AND Claire need some mushy brain time right about now.


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AND if you don't already know, I have a giveaway going on through the weekend! I have DVDs of "Alvin and the Chipmunks The Squeakquel" to give away! I love this film, my kids live for the Chipmunks so click here and get in on the action. It's easy. And tell your friends!!

Have a Springy, new life, new beginnings kind of Easter weekend!!


  1. Yeah for no homework over break! And gotta love the things kids pick up. Mush! ha!

  2. Happy Easter, Lee. To you and yours.

  3. I can't imagine actually doing homework assigned over break, it seems to go against labor laws. Where's the Union for Students when you need them?

  4. We are enjoying some brain mush time over spring break here in Maryland too!

  5. I so miss the days of mushy brain. Ah Spring Break...Hope you are enjoying your mushy brain time!

  6. Mine is only 3 but my vote is in for no homework over breaks!! I don't believe I opened her backpack this weekend with all the Easter festivities!


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