Ah...there's nothing quite like the sound of a quiet house, empty of the non-stop activity of two boys.
We had a great summer; lots of fun activities, a couple of extended trips visiting family, and the occasional beach outing.....but I was starting to get worn out. About a week ago I realized that I had not been completely alone for over 2 months. Not even for a couple of hours.
It was starting to get to me. My nerves were beginning to fray as we drew closer to the end of the summer....but I made it without totally losing my sanity and without completely losing it with the kids.
Now, we get to return to the routines of work and school. We get to be away from each other for a while and come back together with new things for us to talk about.
The Rationalist started his last year of elementary school and the Intuitive started 3rd grade today.
They are growing up so fast.
I'm happy I get to see them continuing to become their own people.