I'm almost certain that I haven't actually been alone in the house for more than two weeks now. The boys went back to school today and the silence if deafening. But in a good way. If crickets could actually survive in this climate, I bet I could have heard them chirping.
I'm 100% certain that I was the only one remotely excited about school resuming. I had them in bed last night at 6:58pm in anticipation. Two weeks of not sticking to a time that was anywhere remotely near their normal bedtimes has come back to haunt us. Despite the early bedtime last night night, Declan woke up with huge circles under his eyes. . .the same ones that were there when he went to bed last night. If I got 12 hours of sleep would I have circles under my eyes? Actually, I think my circles are permanent, so it really doesn't matter anymore.
Take a look at a few Christmas pictures if you've got the time.
So while it was time to get back into a routine, I wasn't ready for the holiday season to be over. It went so fast, probably because we were gone for a week for the Make-A-Wish trip! I just would have liked a few more evenings of relaxing before Christmas got here--a night to sit in front of the tree and admire it, smell it, and maybe sit there with a book. I think the last time I did that was 1986. How time flies. It seems like yesterday.