It felt strange to come home to an empty house. And it feels even stranger to sit in a house that doesn't need anything. The high chair is clean and the all of the toys are corralled into various baskets. I even kept the kitchen light on "just because I could."
Earlier tonight, my best friend and I went out for wine and dinner (wine was a must and dinner was a "nice to have"). Again, it was a strange and weird feeling to not worry about the home-front status. It's a wonderfully simple thing - to be present with the people around you. Wonderfully simple and really nice.
A nice feeling that I'm thankful is temporary.
Because after watching this video I started to think about Ingrid's little voice. And how one day, she'll have a bizarre kid-accent (I refer to this as a Brooklyn accent).
I'll be making the most of these baby-free days (or toddler-free? Too soon!) - but I'll be ready to see those little red-headed faces when they come home. And, equally happy to see Harper's wiggly butt.
This video rides the fence of charming-cute and annoying-cute but let's just agree that the little owl is probably the best character.