Tamára Lunardo

Author & Editor



April 2011



Spring Break Match-Up

Written by , Posted in humor, life, Uncategorized

Spring Break: College Years

Spring Break: Parenting Years

Wrangle a hot, sweaty guy to help you apply your sunscreen. Wrangle a hot, sandy child who refuses your help with sunscreen.
Wet t-shirt contest: No real losers, plenty potential regrets. Wet diaper contest: No real winners, plenty potential rematches.
Eat junk all week; feel instantly fat, have no actual fat to show for it. Eat junk all week; feel instantly fat, have copious fat to show for it. 


Get a new tattoo; your mom is mortified. Get a new tattoo; your tween is mortified.
Return home too hungover to remember what happened. Return home too tired to remember what happened. 


Pray there exists no photographic evidence for posterity documenting the time of your life. Pray there exists some photographic evidence for posterity documenting the time of their lives.

What’s one of your favorite spring break memories? Don’t worry—I won’t tell your mom. Or your kids.

  • http://educlaytion.wordpress.com educlaytion

    I don’t remember the craziest Spring Break moments because, well, that’s how it works. I do remember one time coming home from classes at the start of SB. The radio said call now for tickets to Eve 6 show, a band I liked a lot. I called. I won. That never happens. The show was sa-weet.

  • http://tamaraoutloud.wordpress.com Tamara

    Ahahaha! I remember Eve 6! You must be closer to my age than I gave you credit for.

  • http://messiahmom.wordpress.com kristinherdy

    I never went crazy on Spring Break – big mistake, eh? Spring Break this year – we went to the beach, and it was exactly as described on the right side (minus the tattoo; I don’t have a tween).

    • http://tamaraoutloud.wordpress.com Tamara

      It’s never too late to go a *little* crazy. 😉

  • Mom

    “Like” : )

    • http://tamaraoutloud.wordpress.com Tamara

      Thanks for being so cool about my tattoos, Mom. If only the kid would follow suit. 🙂

  • http://ironicmom.wordpress.com Ironic Mom

    Spring, what’s that?

    Break, what’s that?

    I think I’d like to go “a little crazy” right about now. You in, wild child?


    • http://tamaraoutloud.wordpress.com Tamara

      Are you thinking what I’m thinking, BombShell? 😉

      • http://ironicmom.wordpress.com Ironic Mom

        One Bombshell-y word: Yes.

  • http://christiannoob.wordpress.com The Christian Noob (n00b)

    Don’t forget
    being to sleep late vs. not being able to sleep at all 🙂

    • http://tamaraoutloud.wordpress.com Tamara

      Yes- good one!

  • http://seekingpastor.wordpress.com seekingpastor

    I am not, nor have I really ever been, a party kind of guy. I remember many spring breaks spent playing basketball all day, every day, all week long. It was great. Now, I can’t hardly run down a court once without almost dying. It’s terrible.

    • http://tamaraoutloud.wordpress.com Tamara

      Oh the times, they are a-changin’. 🙂

  • http://ecclesiasticbohemian.blogspot.com/2011/04/create-it-forward-exercise.html eB

    Very funny post.

    • http://tamaraoutloud.wordpress.com Tamara


  • Jenhed97

    I never had a crazy, beach-filled spring break like normal people. Starting at around 16, my parents allowed us to not have to be dragged to DC to visit family, so my two older brothers and I would rent a car (well, the oldest brother would rent the car anyway) and drive somewhere. One year, we went to Cedar Point, planning to stay the whole week. We went to the park for one day, decided it sucked, drove home through the night to pick up our fishing poles, and went camping in the mountains instead. Another time, we just kept driving south until we weren’t cold anymore. On that trip, we discovered some really cool cities! I love my spring break memories.

    • http://tamaraoutloud.wordpress.com Tamara

      That sounds like so much fun, Jen! I know this will disappoint everyone, but I never had a crazy, “normal” spring break either. I got married over spring break of my freshman year.

      Then again, there was a honeymoon… 😉

  • Jenhed96

    Uh, yeah, that was actually me. Not sure where that 7 came from. 🙂

    • http://tamaraoutloud.wordpress.com Tamara

      Pretending to be younger than you are, eh? I’m on to you.

  • http://writerwoman61.wordpress.com writerwoman61

    I never had a “wild” spring break either…my idea of a “wild” spring break now would be getting away without my kids!


    • http://tamaraoutloud.wordpress.com Tamara

      That would be wild. And all kinds of wonderful.

  • http://www.randomlychad.com ChadJ (randomlychad)

    Interestingly enough, spring break now consists of the much-discussed “staycation,” wherein parents exhaust themselves with trips to: the zoo, the park, the mall, etc. Oh, was your vacation different? Sorry, my bad. 😉

    • http://tamaraoutloud.wordpress.com Tamara


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