He Really Is My Baby

So Micah is in school. Three days a week, five hours per day, for the month of July. With Micah gone, the house is so peaceful. Quiet. I don't have to worry about what he's into, or where he's at, or what he's not wearing. I can run errands in town without fighting with car seats, or chasing the toddler through the aisles, or buying Hershey bars. I can sit and read a book (ignoring the dishes in the sink and dog hair on the floor) without interruption.

And yet, with Micah gone, the house is achingly empty. How can I enjoy the quiet with Micah gone?



(For those who pay attention, this is our fifth child. Our nephew is here as much as he's not.)

8 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

awh the love, is Micah enjoying school?

the planet of janet said...

funny how the empty nest feels so ... um ... empty.

Leanne said...

I hear you. Mine are all taking turns having sleep overs this summer. When one is gone it's just uh, wrong. Hugs.

Michelle said...

Wow -- five hours? That's a long day. But a nice sustained break! Glad his feet healed alright :)

Keri said...

I'm going through those same feelings this week. My first week of Summer camp for my four year old... quiet should be enjoyable... but it feels empty.

Infrared Goggles said...

Awww... I remember when my son started mother's day out, it's too quiet without them, hugs!

Flea said...

I think after a week you'll adjust to the quiet. :) I had a hard time while Than was at camp, but now I'm wishing I had somewhere else to send him.

HalfAsstic.com said...

So is he thrilled about going? Does he seem stimulated by it? It IS hard to get used to, but you both need this... you know you do!