I am sitting in a clean, quiet house right now. Sure, there are a million things I could be doing…painting, laundry, cooking and organizing…but Moms, how often does something like this happen? The t.v. is off, and I am wrapped up in a blanket by the fire. I am not telling you this to make you jealous, but to encourage you to do the same! Sometimes I will just clean up what I can see and pretend the house is clean. I will send the kids downstairs to play video games and eat junk food, just so I can have a moment to myself. You know how much I love my kids…they are my life! But I find I appreciate them more when I am away from them for just a little while. In a couple of hours the girls will be home, and it’s going to be crazy…loud and wild, with everyone asking me for something. Now, I am ready for it! In fact, I can’t wait to see their little faces!