The Challenge of Breaking Up
Breaking up is not hard to do.
“Mom. Mom! Go stand by the window. You’re breaking up.” I don’t know. She said something about feeling faint.
Forget the grubby road trips crammed in a car counting pennies at the drive thru on the way to a cold day at the local beach.
What are student loans for if not Spring Break Trips to sunny luxurious resorts? Cancun? Cabo? How about Punta Cana?
It’s a Rite of Passage, right?
Not to go when EVERYONE ELSE IS would cause a break down. (And we ain’t talking one of communication. Never hear the end of it.)
- Select your trip now! Here’s where many buy their party packages: StudentCity offers “the ultimate in the Spring Break experience” “Live it up for Spring Break 2017”
- And the cringe worthy reality: “Spring Break Student Loan Study” (survey via Pollfish and Whatsgoodly). “….51.20% of parents that cosigned on their child’s student loan said their retirement has been put in jeopardy due to late payments made by their child. Many students are hamstringing their parent’s ability to retire because they are using their student loan money to pay for an island adventure.”
And of course the concept has trickled down to high schools years ago
Cruises have been promoted for them…without parents along to spoil the fun.
Is is any wonder the wanna-be-cool elementary crowd whines, too?
Friends confided in us last weekend their apple-of-their-eye granddaughter is outraged because her Spring Break trip to DC was called off due to travel issues. Blizzard? What’s a little blizzard? She’s already bragged to all her friends about going!
So they bought her a puppy instead.
To appease her.
Maybe if there’s break in the weather, they can haul the disgruntled child down to local beach.
Park the car and arrange the Yeti to block the chilling wind. You’ll get a tan even with shivering with goosebumps (Speaking from experience here.)
The tan is all that counts. Spring Break isn’t about swimming in the water.
Might as well learn now.
Oh, give me a break. (Wait. Let me clarify. Put down that baseball bat.)
Don’t go breaking’ my heart
Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.
1965 Burt Bacharach/Hal David song recorded by Dionne Warwick
“One drop of rain doesn’t make the sun run away
Don’t go breakin’ my heart
One falling leaf doesn’t make September in May
Don’t go breakin’ my heart…
…..Teach my heart how to smile, oh…”