Oklahoma City family fun is ready when we are this winter break.
My baby didn't want to wake up this morning. He wasn't ready to put on day clothes, go and make Christmas crafts. The gray day felt uninviting, like it wasn't supposed to begin yet.
The mild fall-into-weather in this uncharacteristic season made lower temperatures all the more shocking when they did come.
We are all ready for the break. I saw in him the same sleepiness I think most schoolchildren and many of their parents feel this time of year: it's time for a holiday.
Winter break begins for daycares, schools and after-school activities next week, give or take a few days.
If you're still looking for a winter break camp, click here to see MetroFamily's list.
Whether you'll be home with your children during the break or just want to plan some weekends together soon, here are some awesome local options for Oklahoma City family fun:
- Oklahoma City Museum of Art: Free admission for kids Dec. 20-31 makes the art museum even more accessible for families. What I love about
- OKCMOA is the welcome atmosphere for children. That's not every museum. If kids are supposed to develop an appreciation for art, they have to see it and have sense of what's unique to their city. Chihuly's glasswork is always going to be there and I'm glad because it's unique to the museum; we marvel at it each time we visit. Other exhibitions come and go. Find a current list here.
- All things Christmas: Click here to see what's going on with Downtown in December this year. There's music, there are Santa visits and live performances.
- All things winter: If snow tubing and ice skating are your family's idea of fun, find out all about where those are in the metro this year.
- Local events: The number of local events for families this time of year is incredible. I have nothing but praise for our calendar editor, Lindsay Cuomo, who keeps up with MetroFamily's seasonal lists and calendar of what's happening locally. You can find them on MetroFamily's website any given day with details like where, when and cost.
I saw my baby snuggle back into the sheets this morning. That's also a valid option for winter break.
We'll do some of the above, certainly; my sons haven't visited Santa yet and that's at the top of their holiday list. Other than that, though, it's about friends and family. We're trying a new tradition this year of an improvised get-together before Christmas at my house. That's what I really want for Christmas: peace and people.
Anything else, fun and community, is the bow on top of a busy/happy life.
No matter how you celebrate, find time to rest too. Enjoy your winter break!