We've been so lazy all week!

United States
April 3, 2013 11:43am CST
The kids are on spring break this week.. and we've all spent the entire week so far being unbelievably lazy! The kids have spent most of the week playing video games and computer games non-stop.. and I've been on my computer almost non-stop. We have gotten very little accomplished at all. Monday I did take my daughter so she and I could get haircuts. Then yesterday I colored my hair.. I'm preparing for my Wicked Weekend!! Going to see Wicked on Saturday, yay! My house is destroyed and I honestly don't care. We do about 15 minutes of cleaning a day... I've started this new thing where I set a timer for 15 minutes and we all have to spend the entire time cleaning.. as soon as the buzzer goes off we can stop. It turned into a beat the clock game to see how much we can finish in that time. So it works well. I slept in a little later than usual today so we're getting an even lazier start. Do you spend your weeks off being lazy or trying to get more accomplished than usual?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
3 Apr 13
I don't ever get a week off but if I did we would probably be lazy too! Lol. Everyone needs a break sometimes and as long as it isn't an all the time thing I don't see anything wrong with it. =) And that timer idea is a good one-I love it! Your idea might have just gotten robbed. Haha! Hope you have fun on Saturday too!
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• United States
3 Apr 13
Steal away.. I actually got it from a show I watched ages ago.. Wife Swap or something like that. I hated the show, but I watched a few episodes of it. One episode was one wife non stop cleaned all day and didn't make hubby or kids lift a finger. The other wife was more into meditation and would only clean for 15 minutes a day.. she'd set a timer and whatever she got done in that time was it. So I was thinking of that for some reason, and decided to try it with the kids.. and it worked.
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@GardenGerty (102458)
• United States
3 Apr 13
In a parenting article I read about mad minutes. . . the person involved would set a timer for five mad minutes and they would clean. At the end of the Mad Minutes, everyone got M and Ms.
• United States
3 Apr 13
Cool.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
4 Apr 13
I am as lazy as possible on my days off. My kids had a week off, but they were not home for most of that week. It made my week even lazier. If I was not at work I was sleeping.
• United States
4 Apr 13
Well you're generally very busy.. you deserve some lazy time. What's my excuse? LOL
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
4 Apr 13
You have a husband and FIVE kids. I would say you are pretty busy!!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Apr 13
Mine were on break last week, and the twins still are (they got 2 weeks). Since I'm working, I took them on a short trip last weekend. If I were off, I'd probably mostly be lazy, but I'd try to get a few things done...
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Apr 13
PS they get extra chores when they're on break. lol
• United States
3 Apr 13
I'm leaving mine alone because I can't stand to hear the grumbling about having to do stuff.. but when they start getting too loud that's when I enforce the chores and cleaning.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
10 Apr 13
My oldest son actually got sick during their spring break. They only had a week. So, like your kids, he spent the week playing video games. He would be feeling weak at nights, but during the day he was fine sitting up and on his xBox. I think that 15-minute clean up is a great idea!
• United States
10 Apr 13
Aww, poor kid.. it's awful to be sick during a vacation!
@GreenMoo (11842)
4 Apr 13
That's what holidays are for! Holidays are over here already. My kids didn't do a lot over the break other than their normal play and computers, but life went on as normal for me. That's a shame as it would have been nice to spend some more family time together.
• United States
4 Apr 13
A mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do.
• United States
4 Apr 13
I can't say we've been glued to gadgets all week thus far. The oldest has been at a FREE daycamp so I didn't hear any complaining out of her. I was trying to get some cleaning done in the living room which turned into a "why'd you throw that out you knew I was going to pick that up" Yeah right it's been siting on the floor since Sunday with all the pieces everywhere = garbage in my book. I was hoping to do haircuts too but the money isn't there at the minute and neither is a good sale on them. Perhaps when the temps jump up there will be hair cut sales again and if my middle gets hers cut the oldest will follow suit I hope.
• United States
4 Apr 13
I found coupons in last Sunday's paper, which helped.
@GardenGerty (102458)
• United States
3 Apr 13
I am being lazy this week, but am not on any kind of break. I went out of town and now I am home and back at work and back to running people on medical appointments. Growing up Mom always let my brother and I be lazy on Saturday morning. Dad hated it. Enjoy while you can, they will be grown too soon.
• United States
3 Apr 13
I keep trying to find a way to turn off aging for everyone in my household.. but I can't figure it out.
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
Now that the school is out, I don't need to wake up early and do the laundry everyday. So I set a schedule in doing things in the house. And I ask kids to help in their own small ways so that we can all have our own time the rest of the day. I am mostly online and that keeps me busy all day.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 13
I like your idea of 'beat the clock game', very creative and fun! The recent one week school break, my son was away for a Christian Fellowship camp. I am at work, so life have not much of extraordinary activities. However, I always noticed that time passes by too fast that I realized i have not accomplished much or achieve something BIG. I do agree with you there are certain days where we just want to relax and chilled without doing anything.
• Pakistan
4 Apr 13
Yes you are right sometimes I also feel this type of situations. You know what when weather change mostly people feel this type of laziness. Because we became habitual for the previous weather. But don't worry this situation is only for a week or two, YOu don't worry about it.
@youyun (25)
• China
4 Apr 13
Many people get lazy at weekends and holidays. I alway spend much time on sleeping at weekends. I know it is not a healthy living style but i can't get up especially in winter while the outside is really cold. your timer idea is wonderful.I'll try it next time,hope it will work to me.
4 Apr 13
yes lazy week for us, spending time with my nieces and nephews just loitering around the malls here then eat a lot of carbo then clean then cook then again and again boring as we call I start to appreciate Lazy Song ha ha
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
3 Apr 13
My house is the same way and probably for the same reason...my kids are on their break this week also. Most schools in the area had last week off and went back this week. It is nice to have them home and even my husband took a couple of days off to be here with us...which just makes the house even messier but it is all good. I figure it will get cleaned eventually...I just try to enjoy all of us being home at the same time. And, being able to sleep in a little helps too ;)