The kiddos ended up spending another night at my parents. And while we miss them and spend much time talking about them, it is nice to have a break. The house seems empty and quiet even thought they would be fast asleep here at this time of night. Jason and I cleaned and organized our new office, went out to lunch and did some little errands this afternoon. On the way home I noticed how calm I felt. As sweet and fun and great as our kids are, they are also a lot of work. Doing much of anything with them takes a large amount of energy, attention, and focus. I like having a little time and distance on occasion to enjoy the calm and quiet but also to miss them.