after three days of sick kids hacking up lungs around here, two of the days being confined to the house with no car and rainy weather - i was going a little crazy. thursday and friday, tim wasn't even home for dinner/bedtime so they felt like the longest days ever.
yesterday, i went to a tupperware day-long conference and left tim on his own with the kids. while i would have loved to be spending the day away from the kids doing something more fun than sitting through training and such, i never would have willingly left them just for fun. but i'd paid for the conference so i went. what a difference in my mood when i got home at 6pm. i didn't think i was that grumpy or anything but after being gone for 9 hours, i was so happy to see them, felt much more patient and happy to play. it's amazing what a difference getting a little break away can make. but i'm happy to be getting a family day in today. :)