We tried our best to ignore Morning, but it came, just the same, ushered in with dueling alarm clocks and deep sighs.
Zack came downstairs, surly and allergy stricken until his sister reminded him she too wanted to ditch school on the warmest day of the year, but she was 'sucking it up', and he upped his grouchy quotient by about 42%.
I dosed them with the appropriate pills - all this sunshine equals a whole lot of pollen - and sent them on their merry way.
My kids like to accuse me of being a bit too giddy when school resumes after a break, and I guess that's fair. I adore my sweet kids and I loved the break we savored and shared: museums, and swimming, and golf and PLAY PLAY PLAY, seeing friends and going to readings. And because we did it up right, I am content to have the house to myself, these quiet moments making the rest possible as I piece myself back together again with tea and words.