When was the last time you had recess? Middle school? Recess is one of the few things about middle school most of us wish we still had (unless you miss the acne and awkward haircuts). So the question is: why don’t we have it? It doesn’t have to mean going out on a playground (although it certainly can!). Recess can mean curling up with a good book, cooking a special dinner, going out for a drive on some back roads with the radio turned up, or whatever gives you a break from your busy day.