This year we were able to pull it off! We drove my daughter to camp on Sunday and my son left on Tuesday.
|Dd (right) and her pal outside of their cabin shortly after arrival.|
|Ds (in navy blue) and his buds by the bus that will take them to camp. I never worry about bullies with friends like this!|
So, how did I spend my first childless day? After dropping my son off, I have to admit that I turned on a court TV show and had an Oreo cookie. I rarely watch TV (and usually not such drivel), and especially don't during the day. My husband called it my "bonbon moment". Then, after a bit of time on the computer, I took a 2-hour nap (also unheard of). Now that I've gotten being a sloth out of the way, I hope to be a bit more productive in the next couple of days. Today I'm going for a much needed haircut and some time with a friend, also much needed. Tomorrow entails heading to the Dr. for a physical. Not exactly fun and relaxing, but well overdue. Some uninterrupted time with my husband is in order too. There will be a fair amount of just enjoying the QUIET that this house rarely experiences.
I know I'll miss my kids at some point. I'll miss my daughter's exuberant singing of show tunes and the sound of my son raking through bins of Legos in search of the perfect piece. Eventually the house will seem too quiet. Not yet, though. At the moment, it is perfectly silent, and I plan to enjoy it. We all need a vacation, even (especially) homeschool moms.