My husband came home from school after I had had a very difficult, long day with the kids. I was standing at the sink, wiping down a few dishes and doing all I could to hold myself together. I felt at any moment I would burst into tears. My sweet husband noticed my exhaustion and swooped up all the kids from me. He told me to relax, to take a nap or go shopping. He said, " I've got everything covered. You just do whatever you want while I take them hiking to the Y." I gratefully hugged him and kissed him.
You know what I did for relaxation while they were gone?
I cleaned! I cleaned the whole house until it sparkled! You might not think so but I thought it was such a wonderful break! I just sat back and enjoyed my sparkly house. About a half hour after the kids arrived home, it was messy again..... *sigh* such is life. Oh well... It was nice while it lasted.