Oohhh....I'm a little giddy right now. Two of the boys (ages 6 and 8) were in bed by 8 p.m. (their bedtime is really 8:30, but often gets pushed back to 8:45 or even 9.) Then next two oldest (10 and 12) were in bed by 8:30. They usually go to bed between 9 and 9:30.
All of the laundry is caught up. Every single bit...until I put on my pajamas in a little bit and the hamper starts filling again. The sink is empty. Completely empty. It's nice to have those two chores all caught up heading into a Monday.
Tomorrow the kids return to school after a two week break and the house will be quiet and empty, except for my teenage son, who has a teacher institute tomorrow (or so he says...maybe I should go check the school calendar.) But, it's nice to once in a while have a day to hang out with just him. If he'll hang out with me, that is. He just got a new car over the weekend. Well, it's new to him, anyway, even if it is 14 years old. So, he's been taking every opportunity to head out and drive. Maybe I can convince him to go have lunch with his old mama tomorrow. Maybe he can even drive.
And I've got to get myself back to work tomorrow. I've done way too much lounging the past couple weeks and I have looming deadlines. So, tomorrow it's back to the old grind, but feels a bit good to get back to it.