Spring break season is here.
Some schools had their breaks last week, some the week before.
The reason for spring break? Not exactly sure, But this I know, few complain :)
As a kid and a college student, I loved spring break. I wish my job let me have a spring break, too!
My sister runs an after school day care in the art room of a school.
Last Friday she took her students out for the first warm day they've had since last fall. The kids tossed their coats aside and ran to the playground.
She'd asked the children to bring their backpacks out with them, instead of leaving them in the after school care room like usual. One little girl said, "But my mom works until 5. I know I won't be picked up early." Smart comment because a snack is served in the classroom after playtime.
My sister nodded. "I understand. Will you bring your backpack anyway?" The girl reluctantly obeyed. Once outside she forgot her concern and ran to the slide.
A short time later a boy's parent arrived. The boy pouted. "I wanted to play outside."
My sister cheerfully laughed. "Guess what? When you go through that door, your spring break begins!" Nothing else needed to be said. The boy grabbed his backpack and ran ahead of his parent to the door.
Needless to say, and you probably already guessed, the little girl's mother took time off work and picked her up early.
The other children left with their parents earlier than the scheduled time as well. My sister knew they would. Who wouldn't want to leave early for spring break?
A time to
ride a bike
go to a park
take a vacation
eat lunch at home or a restaurant
|photo taken by Mary Vee|
The idea of spring break didn't just happen in someone's mind. God put the thought there.
He knows we need a time to regroup, change the pace, play, giggle, sing, laugh, leap, jump, run, sleep in, and thousands of other things.
What will you/would you do during the Spring Break God gives you?
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