It is 8:20PM (ish) and I am alone downstairs. I have had a day, not good or bad, just a day. Mildly frustrating and mildly joyful until the last 30 minutes. I finally snapped and sent the older 2 kids to bed, at the same time as the twins, for just not following directions and arguing with me. J is on his way home from the blackberries. I decide I needed a break and bedtime was it.
I am now relishing the peace and quiet. I'm having a late dinner alone and a small glass of wine.
Watch out there may be more thoughts to come in the silence.