I think part of my dislike of the situation is the kids. They are so used to breakfast together and dinner beginning the moment he enters the house that it is a trial for them when he is absent. I am learning, after much trial and error, that the key is distraction.
I wrote those paragraphs before leaving this morning. Little did I know that the Holy Spirit had both dinner and bedtime well in hand.
We set out early for "Storm Day" at the Science Center. They had some pretty neat exhibits as well as the usual fare. Spending time with friends, as always, is the greatest gift.
We arrive home well-fed and well-worn and I have a package on my porch, complete with this t-shirt.