I just took a bath by myself for the first time in as long as I can remember. No little toes trying to sneak in the water to get warm. No small clothed person trying to propel herself in over the high tub side after me. Not even screaming from the other room. Not a noise in the house. I lit candles and just laid there. My mom picked the kids up after work for their fist overnight away. It is only 7:03 and I am really to call the evening a success. Of course, in typical insane fashion, I missed them the second they left and the house feels a little empty and a lot quiet without them. It's just one night though. I'm sure we'll get by just fine.