Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thoughts on Freedom

The kids are gone.

And I am not very broken up about it.

All of my children are now in school, all day, every day. And I am free. Free to do laundry, which is sadly what I did on Monday. Free to clean my house - again, Monday. Free to write, which is the best part of all.

No more writing after the kids go to bed and losing out on my own sleep. No more setting up the computer by the stove so I can type while I make dinner - let's just say more than one pot boiled over.

My daughter overheard me telling someone that having the kids at school all day would be nice. Her reply? "Mom," in a tone of complete disbelief, "I won't be here." In other words, how could I possibly think that time would be nice when she wouldn't be around?

It was one of those times where a mom just has to smile and say, "You're right, dear."

The kids are gone.

Time to get to work.

1 comment:

Joe and Ash said...

Yea! I'm very happy for you. I realized that you have had kids at home for 7 years! weird.


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