Ahhhhh! I am so happy!
The house is silent and I can THINK. I can even pee without someone knocking on the door. It’s A-maz-ing!
Adios, young people!
Some small part of me feels like a bad mom, but the larger, more substantial part of me feels justified in being elated. I mean, seriously, did you know that you can walk from the bathroom to your bedroom naked? I forgot that long ago….but I remember now. Did you know you can eat something without another person being nosy about what you’ve got? I didn’t know that ever, I’m pretty sure, but I’m learning. Yeah, I’ll admit, it’s selfish, but only from mid-morning til early afternoon. After that I’m Mom again, putting everyone else before myself. So I don’t feel bad for being selfish for a few hours per day, Monday through Friday.