Winter Break- we love it, we need it. It gives us time to play a lot, sleep a lot, and sometimes just talk all day long about our goals, and how we will try to achieve them.
We will build bonfires to roast hot dogs and marshmallows.
We clean out closets, mental and physical. The walls might get a coat of paint, while cabinets, floors, and furniture will receive their biannual scrubbing.
We will play some more, and eat cheesecake for breakfast.
There is an ongoing Mythbusters Marathon, and household chemicals will be used in new and interesting ways.
I will do the voices when I read Calvin and Hobbes at bedtime.
Then we will dust off our notebooks and textbooks and laptops with eager anticipation because our minds, bodies, and home has been refreshed.
Never underestimate the need, and yes – power – of rest and relaxation.