Christmas break is here for most of us! And school and cleaning should not be on our to-do list. But, here are some things that we MUST on Christmas break.
Christmas break is here for most of us! If your kids are in school, they are home, and if you homeschool the books are closed for a few weeks. I have been counting down the days until break because we are in need of some downtime!
I do however have a to-do list for while we are on break. And planning, school, and deep cleaning the house are NOT on the list. They shouldn’t be on yours either! But, there are a few things you MUST do while on Christmas break.
Read a Book!
I have been deep into the Hunger Games series, and plan on finishing the last book while on break. I rarely have time to read, so catching up on this favorite pastime is a MUST on Christmas Break. So, head to the library or your own bookshelf and find a book that you have wanted to read for a while curl up and enjoy.
No school, no grading papers, no homework, and no mom as a teacher. I plan on having fun with my kids. Forts in the house, playing with new toys from Christmas, playdoh are all on my to do list for Christmas break. Find something your kids beg you to do but you don’t have time for and do it while they are on break.
Go and See Christmas Lights!
One of our favorite things to do is drive around and look at Christmas lights. During the break, the kids stay up later so we drive a little farther away to enjoy the light show. Pack a thermos of hot chocolate, some cookies and enjoy the childhood wonder of Christmas!
Visit Family and Friends!
I probably run a little more than I need to during Christmas break, but I love visiting more with my family and friends while we are not so busy.
Take a Nap!
Yes, that is right I plan on napping right alongside my boy at least one day while I am on Christmas break. I NEVER nap. Who has time for that? Well, during Christmas break I will. And I plan on enjoying it 😉 Make sure you pencil one in for yourself too!
What are you looking forward to doing while on Christmas Break?
Lol!! You are the only person I have heard say they hate looking at Christmas lights! I give you a free pass, but PLEASE take the nap 🙂
Oh no! Please don’t make me look at Christmas lights! I have nightmares of my parents stuffing the three of us in the car and driving around town looking at light for h-o-u-r-s. I have vowed never to do it as an adult! But I love all the other ideas … especially the nap!
Christina @There's Just One Mommy says
Seeing Christmas lights is a must for us over the holidays. And reading a book — that is definitely on my list.
Janelle Thietje-Dunn says
Well, there might be a need for deep cleaning and repainting a room, but that’s only for a few days. The rest of the time, I’m right there with your suggestions.
Charlee Anne says
I hope you really can enjoy this wonderful time of year, Misty. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
Oooh, I love your list of five things here Misty!
Every year we go on a drive to “Candy Cane Lane” which is ten blocks of houses that are all decked out for Christmas – it’s so awesome and one of my favourite traditions.
I should definitely read a book too. I actually have a habit of buying a special magazine every time there’s a long weekend. Then I indulge and read it from front to back!
Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #Christmasbloghop)!
Wishing you a lovely weekend.