It was a lovely last few days. So nice to step away from the routine of regular life and actually enjoy time off without feeling guilty. We arrived home this afternoon and picked up the boys from their week-long canoe trip this evening. While a mom can complain a lot about kids being underfoot or difficult, this mom was very happy to hear from her boys this morning (their first contacts with the outside world in a week) and see them tonight.

Tonight, the house is back to its usual self–at least for a day and then two of the boys are off again.