I know it's going to happen.
They'll all be grown and gone.
There will be no more...
mountains of laundry
piles of wet snow pants and boots
stray apple cores
forgotten banana peals
homework not done
tadpoles or sea monkeys on the kitchen counter
light sabers or legos
overdue library books
chores to nag on
It will be quiet then.
I'll be sleeping through the night.
Eating hot meals without interruption, without sharing.
I'll read something longer than a comic strip and stop when I want too.
I'll watch TV that isn't animated.
Parenting is hard business. That's all I can say at the end of this VERY long week with children.