Break Days

My 14-year-old son and I have periodically taken what we call "break days" during his school years. They usually end up being in January when it's dark, lonely and cold making it hard to get out of bed in the mornings. In the past, allowing these days off has only added (more) to my "cool mom" status. From what he says, no other kid he knows has a mom that offers this service.

This year, we spent our January break day sleeping late, eating out, going to the mall and the bookstore (a favorite trip) and watching TV. It went by too fast and I mentioned that night that one more day sure would be nice. My son said "Yea, but I got stuff to do."