By Maddie Mackler
Hello all! Spring break season is here, and for many of us that means heading to tropical places and enjoying the sun. However, not all of us use Spring break to escape. Saturday early morning I got on a plane not to travel to Cabo or Cancun, but to head to New Orleans to spend spring break with my Dad.
No, I couldn’t do all the stereotypical spring break activities I would do with my gal pals, but I still had a great time exploring all the great sights and experiences I had never seen before. The French Quarter of New Orleans looks like an old movie set. There are so many cool places to explore (to get those instagram pictures), and a lot of great seafood to eat. Spending time with my dad also was a great time. It’s better than heading home to see my parents. This time, we get to bond over exploring a new place, when at home I would be up in my room binging Netflix.
My spring break didn’t end in New Orleans, after spending time with my dad, I left early in the morning (again!) to head to Orlando to spend three magical days in Walt Disney World with my mom. In New Orleans my dad and I would leisurely stroll the streets and try real benigets, but with my mom it was non-stop action park hopping and getting into the best rides. My mom still asked my a ton of questions, but when you’re waiting an hour for Flight of Passage in Pandora at Animal Kingdom, which I highly recommend, the questions don’t seem to be as annoying. I mean, what else is there to do when you are waiting. If you use your phone, your battery quickly depletes, so it’s better to turn to the one person who loves to talk about everything that is going on in your life: your mom.
There tends to be a negative connotation when someone says they’re spending spring break with their parents. I used to be one of those people who used to think that, but it doesn’t have to be that way. So, next break you have, instead of staying home isolating yourself from your parents, plan an exciting trip with your parents somewhere you’ve never been before or somewhere you love. It will turn out better than you might think.