Right now, I hear nothing but the click of the keyboard as I type. It is the strangest thing for me to be home ALONE, typing away with absolutely no background noise. While I'm sure there have been a handful of other times since Sophie was born that I've been in my house alone, there truly are not enough to recall in the past 4+ years. Usually, I'm the one heading out to get some alone time whether the kids are home with Eric, or whether I've been forunate enough to have a babysitter give me a few hours reprieve.
Today was Jack's first day of summer camp at the preschool he will attend in the fall. We decided to send him for a few weeks this summer in order to gradullay acclimate him to his new routine. Sophie started the camp a few weeks ago and I strategically held Jack back until now so he would get used to seeing her go. While I have not had any reservations about his readiness, there WAS a big knot in my stomach as I approached the carpool lane this morning. We've been talking this up for awhile, and Jack seemed to be completely exctited for this new adventure. But you just never know what's really going to happen when it's time for action. Thankfully, he was completely fine, which will shock any babysitter we've ever had since he usually throws his entire body against the door leading out to the garage when we leave. I think he found comfort in knowing his big sister and several of our neighborhood friend would also be there with him.
It's strange for me to think that this is the first of many days that I will have some time to do all of those things that I've been putting off for so long due to the busyness of life with 2 small children. It's only a few days a week, and only a few hours, but this is still way more time than I've ever had.
What, you may ask, do I plan to do with this time? Sadly, I am looking forward to cleaning out closets, organizing my photos that have been piling up for over a year, finally ironing the clothes that once filled a small laundry basket and now fill a whole closet! I'm sure I'll think of more exciting things to do with these snipits of time, but for now I'm totally content to just catch up with life a little.