Shhh. Listen. Can you hear them?
I can't either! :)
They're in school! They're in school! They're in school!!!!!!!
okay. okay. decorum. clearing my throat here.... Calm.
Gosh. I can focus and concentrate now.
No one's humming.
No one's singing.
No one's complaining that I don't buy food with hydrogenated oils (or even partially hydrogenated).
No one's fighting.
No one's complaining about sunscreen application.
No one's telling me he's bored.
No one is bugging the dog.
No one comes to me with something very important as soon as I get on the phone.
No one's telling me I am so behind the times with the kids' haircuts I prefer.
No one's telling me he has no clean t-shirts (yeah, right. Did you search through the pile at the bottom of your closet?)
No one's not brushing his teeth
No one's shooting plastic bottles 50 feet up into the air.
No one's coming in and then going back out... and then coming in again. And then going back out. And then coming in ... and leaving the door wide open while the AC's on... and then going back out.
No one's bike is broken.
No one's not taking the dog for a walk.
No one's leaving his shoes in the middle of the room.
"Mom," the 13-year-old said to me last week, "I'm kinda ready to go back to school."