One Week at Home Alone
This week was the first time in 10 years that Jean and I have been alone in our house without our daughter. She was lucky enough to go to San Diego Sea Camp with her school for a week, which left us sans enfant.
As a couple who didn't have a child until after 17 years of marriage we were a little surprised at how easy we fell into a routine of enjoying the peace and quiet at home and not having to be responsible for a child. To be bluntly honest, it was really nice.. for the week. (I'm not sure what that says about us!)
We missed her dearly, especially at night, but we loved
.... getting up in the morning and going for a walk before the day started
.....not to drive 4 times a day to and fro school.
.....not to drive each afternoon to another activity
.....not be interrupted with the flow of work to leave at 3pm
.....not to have to spend 1-2 hours a night doing homework
.....not to have to cook a meal if we didn't want to
.....not to have to worry about the school lunch was a treat
.....To talk to Jean every evening for an hour or two uninterruppted was a double treat
....To sneak in not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 "PG-13 or R rated" movies between Sunday and Friday was a miracle
We have had our fill and like her (we hope) are ready to snuggle up again, forgo the movies, the spontaneity, the adult conversation, and be a family together under the same roof again!