After what has felt to many like an endless winter, flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising, and it’s finally, finally pretty enough to get outside and play for a little while! For parents who have been trapped inside with their offspring for months with no daily respite, the approach of spring brings a very real sense of relief.
It also brings out the whines.
“But Mom, I want to go outside and play!”
“But Mom, it’s too pretty to be stuck inside all day!”
Though the school year is winding down, you know you still have plenty of work to do—so how do you strike a balance between what you all want (admit it: you want to send them outside for a few hours, too!) and what you know they need to do?