Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thankful for quiet moments

I am so thankful that Kellen started Montessori school and is going three mornings a week. I'm thankful for the time it gives me to reengage in my adult life, to try to put together a string of words into coherent sentences that I can then work on selling off, one essay at a time.

When the lady at the front desk asked how Kellen was doing, I responded: "I don't know. All I know is that I get three hours where I don't have to talk about trains and tractors."

Today I'm thankful for those quiet moments. They make me a better mom.


  1. Exactly: "three hours where I don't have to talk about trains and tractors". Plenty of people have had a hard time understanding why my son was in daycare when I didn't really have a job, I was (and am) just working from home.
    But three hours to think like an adult is why! The balance it brings back to me is why!
    Enjoy your grown up time :)

  2. Enjoy the grown up time!

    Today I'm thankful that I've never blogged about anything I'd be embarrassed to say to my mother...because she found my blog last night.

  3. Sounds heavenly. I would love to do that with Charlotte, maybe after she turns two. But, then again, I don't know anything about how much preschool costs. We'll see.

    Enjoy your writing time!

  4. I am 62 years old and was a single, working mom of 2 for 18 years. One of my biggest complaints was that every time either child wanted something, it was "Mom, Mom, Mom." There was no one else there to answer even the simplest question or fix a non-working toy. So I can certainly understand how you value and enjoy your grown up time. And you deserve it! Many months after my youngest moved out, I realized that I could take a long bath without being interrupted 5-10 times. Be sure to enjoy the quiet without any guilt at all.