I'm afraid the past 3 days have been a taste of what is to come.
I've spent the better part of the last 3 days without children around.
Yes we had an extra sleep over last night, but when I came home from dropping the kidos off at Sunday School I looked at my shoe rack and saw this:
Empty of shoes, but aren't the kittens cute!
When the boys were little they were always with me. We ate, cleaned up, ran errands, went to the library, you name it we were together.
Then they grew up - a little.
Still with me the majority of the time, they began to sleep over at friends, go on day trips with others; but still they needed me for eating and cleaning and daily activities.
Now, ankle deep in the teen years and I find them gone more and while at home in less of a need for me. They eat and cook and clean-up by themselves. They wake and get dressed and even find their own ride home from outside activities- all by themselves.
So when for the 3 morning in a row I opened myfront door to quiet, it hit me- one day it will be this way every day.
It makes my heart sad and rejoice all at once.
I hope your Sunday is peaceful and relaxing.