The other night Joe noticed something odd. All was calm and quiet, at 4 pm! Way too peaceful for that time of day.
Those of you who still have kids at home know exactly what I mean.
The calm before the storm!
Turns out, all four of us had our noses buried in computers!
Maddie was on the Mac, Shelby was on the PC, Joe was on the laptop, and I was using the iPad.
Now before you pass judgement or start texting me the names and numbers of family therapists, please hear me out.
I've come to realize that 'normality' is a relative concept.
Usually what's normal to one, is totally foreign to another.
Normal for us is seeing Joe head off to work early, and having him home by noon almost every day.
(One of the benifits of being stationed at a National Guard post as opposed to Regular Army.)
Every other waking moment, this family spends together. We've been blessed that way.
We love it, we really do, but we still need a break now and then!
I know the girls get sick of seeing me 24/7. And as precious as they are to me, sometimes I just need mommy time!
So I say, if a little time spent in different rooms reading, playing Webkinz, or just surfing the web helps alleviate a little stress, that's just fine and dandy!
I mean, how can I miss you if you never go away?
I'm just sayin'.