What can I say about this motherhood lifestyle in which I am so fully entrenched? Honestly, that I never knew I had the capacity to love another being as selflessly as I do my kids and I am forever awed by the fact that I created two little individuals who can be so charming, frustrating and disarming all at once. Also- I never knew how exhausting pitching , catching and attempting in vain to get my bat to make contact with a baseball could be. But I digress.
Despite how exhausting and oftentimes thankless being a mother may seem, when my kids put their arms around my neck and tell me they love me, all the chauffeuring, vomit cleaning, homework assistance, meal planning and refereeing seem to melt away.
These two happy, little people I have sprung from my loins are daily reminders that the sacrifices and grinds that can sometimes make mothering feel like all work and no play are proof that ultimately its gifts are boundless.
So what will I be doing this Spring Break? While I’d love to tell you that I’ll be sipping champagne from dusk to dawn, reading the stack of magazines and books I’ve been hoarding for the past three months and being waited on hand and foot, such a “BREAK” would not be all that appealing to my kids. So if you’re looking for activities that will help you and your kids bond keeping reading for my favorite ways to spend Spring Break on Staten Island.
#1 Get Busy Making ART! Join in for Clay Day and Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and getting in touch with your tactile side. A great workshop to bring your kids to and an opportunity to spend an afternoon together creating a handmade piece of art. And once you’re done, enjoy the rest of the museum’s offerings.
Address: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Livingston.
Age appeal: 2-10
Time: April 8 at 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
And Paint Day on April 9 at 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm where kids will have Plenty of time for experimenting with paints and other media. And on Friday April 10th check out their Kidz Cook event where kids will be making Superhero’s Super foods! 2, 3 & 4PM
Cost: Free w/admission
Information: 718-273-2060 www.statenislandkids.org
#2 Outdoor Adventures: Snug Harbor: Families are invited to Join in a fun family adventure through 83-acres of NYC Park!. April 7 at 11:00 am- 12:30 pm Snug Harbor Cultural Center 1000 Richmond Terrace Staten Island. Outdoor Adventures: Conference House Park” href=”http://www.siparent.com/event/outdoor-adventures-conference-house-park-2/” rel=”bookmark”>Outdoor Adventures: Conference House Park: A fun family adventure in New York’s southern most park!April 9 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm The Conference House 298 Satterlee Street Staten Island
#3 Get your STEAM ON, stretch your poetry muscles and watch Peter Pan Take FLIGHT at the LIBRARY! Blown Away by Poetry”Take part in Blown Away by Poetry April 9 at 3:30 pm at the Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, 2550 Victory Blvd, Staten Island. After Wendy Windstorm blows the poetry out of Poetsville, she enlists the help of her puppet friends and young poets in the audience to solve her problem. Take part in Kiddie Tech Time, April 9 at 4:00 pm Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue, Staten Island 10303. Join an educational STEAM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Play with computer games, building supplies like Legos, and other crafts and games. Enjoy a Peter Pan performance Presented by the Traveling Lantern Theater Company April 10, 3:30 pm at the Great Kills Library 56 Giffords Lane Staten Island.
#4 Find the Quintessential Prom Dress at Macy’s Prom Fashion Event This Weekend! This April 11th Get ready to rule your biggest night at Macy’s Prom 2015 shopping party! Singing sensation Melanie Martinez, known for her hit singles “Dollhouse” and “Carousel,” will be performing during our prom fashion show. The first 150 customers to arrive to the fashion show will get VIP access to meet Melanie!* Plus, receive 20% off prom dresses.** All the deets here-> http://thestatenislandfamily.com/find-the-quintessential-prom-dress-at-macys-prom-fashion-event-this-weekend/