Long showers. Uninterrupted sleep. Tranquil silence.
I took those for granted before having children. They also are the luxuries I experience while traveling. So, why am I longing for short showers, an elbow in my side, squeals of delight? Because it’s normal. Whenever I leave, I love the showers, sleep, and silence at first, and then I start missing a child knocking on the bathroom door just because, another climbing in the bed in the middle of the night, and the nonstop chatter of both of them. I am counting the days and will be home soon.