vacation life

There are some things that are really relaxing about vacation. I've read some good books! We've taken walks with all five of us together! But I have to say that I also feel some stress with the unstructured time. See, the boys know there's no school this week, which to them—unconsciously, I think—suggests that they don't have to do any work at all. Like, not even morning chores or clearing their plates, or, you know, throwing away the candy wrappers that they left in the living room. Of course, everybody needs a break from time to time but it's not like in their regular life they're toiling at the salt mines. And it doesn't help that they're not celebrating their extra free time with creative outdoor play; mostly it's just Pokemon Scarlet and Violet on the Nintendo Switch. Ah well, at least they're happy, and that's worth something!