From Tuesday until today I was totally off duty from my daily responsibilities of being a mama. Brian took the boys to see his family in the midwest and I said back because of classes. He’s a competent (and brave) daddy and flew lots of hours with a 2 and 4 year old. They all had a great time and I had time to do things like watch the news while I drink my coffee in the morning, take a shower without listening for the front door opening and only get myself ready in the mornings. I was fantastic but so is having them back.
One day I just drove down the coast for a bit looking for different beach access points. It was nice to enjoy the peaceful noises and smell the ocean air.