Usually, the only pitty pats of little feets around my house are of the furry four-legged kind.
Drunken Stampers still know how important it is to take advantage of small moments.
Among the described feelings I've been privy to are those from my sister. She once explained, in a long-unheard voice of calm, the relief at her new found hours of free time between morning and After School -- the first she'd had in months.
A whole day to clean and finish something, *anything,* and to perhaps watch an entire television show uninterrupted.
Of course, I also know that the time made little difference as, after only one week, this same woman was laughing at how, between school news and promised school projects and "getting involved," the time had melted away until every day had less hours than before school started.
Which brings us to my card, which is really more of a wish to you moms and dads and busy people with too many pets.
While your little balls of energy and joy are away at school, try to take a minute, even a few minutes to Indulge.
Don't worry about his or her first day, don't worry about the laundry. Forget the expenses every school year brings.
Sit down with a cup of something warm, a hot toddy if you're so inclined, and sigh. Life is good. It's wonderful and strange and silly and sometimes sad, but mostly it's good.
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