When The Wife And Kids Are Away

Mel’s in Idaho with the kids visiting her parents over spring break. I stayed home because I have to work. And I know what you are thinking, “lucky!”

And yeah, I admit. I’ve been getting some writing done, and I’ve been getting some sleep in. But I’ve also be pretty lonely. Not that I want pity or anything. That’s not what I’m saying. As a parent, it’s good to saver moments like this because they don’t happen all that often.

But at the same time, I just think that being away from my family isn’t as awesome as I always think it will be. In the moment, when they are screaming and crazy and needy and wanty, all I can do is long for a moment of peace. But once I get it, I miss them. I miss the chaos. I miss the snuggles. I miss feeling like I have something more important going on than just catching up on sleep and writing.

So here I am, doing FaceTime with the toddler. Each one of my kids took turns running around grandma’s house with me on the phone. It was crazy and disorienting. It made me dizzy. But it also make long to be with them.

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