Oklahoma City family fun is here for every season.
Everyone needs a break. That is, after all, the concept behind spring break: it’s a time to drop everything, stop and smell the newly-blooming roses.
It’s been a rushed year at our house. We had a baby last January, put our house on the market in July and moved in December.
A lot has happened in the past year: we painted walls, packed boxes, unpacked boxes, went to Kansas City for Thanksgiving, Costa Rica for Christmas, celebrated a baby who turned 1 and tried not to fall asleep at the wheel as life kept us hurdling forward at breakneck speeds.
Spring brings new life with it and I feel like we’re starting ours again as we settle in, settle down and pay attention to these growing children. They’re flourishing, we’re okay and everything feels right as the seasons change. A rosebush we didn’t know was here burst into bloom yesterday in our flower bed. It seemed like a sign; we finally had a moment to notice.
We still take our coffee black here.
My goal this spring break was to just be, have a staycation in every sense of the word. It’s a good time to bake a rainbow chip cake with Isaac, read with Sam, meet the neighborhood children. That’s enough, not always but today.
I think a lot of families feel that way; pressing pause on school and activities is a welcome change.
We’ll go out to downtown Edmond’s Heard on Hurd this Saturday, visit our local library and get ready to go back to the school routine. It’s an intentionally quiet week at our house as we regroup.
If you’re looking to do something more exciting, it’s not too late. Check out MetroFamily’s spring break guide here for activities still taking place in and around Oklahoma City.
It’s not always easy to admit you’re happy as we all race onto the next life event, status update, season, thing to do.
Today is St. Patrick’s Day and I’m listening to Kat Edmonson’s “Lucky:”
Feels like this
Your heart upon your sleeve
There’s a place
In time and space
Where we can all be free
So meet me at the rainbow’s end
We don’t even have to pretend
That we know what it is we’re looking for
We’re looking for
Life is just a dream
Lucky lucky me
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, happy spring, happy living!
P.S. You can enter to win an awesome #SeeOKC staycation here that includes a two-night stay at the Hampton Inn, a family pass to Myriad Gardens and passes to see all that’s new in Bricktown, including RIVERSPORT Rapids, which is coming to the area this summer.