For the past week my 2 youngest kids have been at camp. My other daughter was at a friends’ cabin so I had only ONE child home. What a completely different family life! I grew up like an only child. I was adopted and became a second family to my parents so I know all about life as an only child. Now I got to see this from a parents’ perspective! No wonder my folks displayed such patience for my follies. It also explains why my mom cleaned up for me all the time – it was so easy!
Now my children are all back home and I feel complete again. I’ve realized that the things I like to do are actually things that we do as a family. So when they were gone, life seemed a little bland. I think W1 missed his siblings too.