Lizze and I had some tense moments after the kids left. I think that we are both so overwhelmed by everything going on around us, and hiding that stress from the kids takes a toll. When they leave, we end up purging.
Lizze and I don’t fight per se, but we both vent about everything we’ve had penned up inside. Once the kids leave, we can more freely talk about the things that need to be talked about. There’s nowhere in this house that allows Lizze and I to have a private conversation, without everyone else overhearing.
Our house is pretty small and even talking in a very low voice, is loud enough to carry up the stairs to the second floor.
There are many things that we need to talk about but simply can’t while the kids are here. These aren’t necessarily bad things, but they are grown-up things, and we don’t want our kids having to deal with grow-up problems. Their lives are hard enough as it is.
Anyhow, we vented for a good while this afternoon and we’re both better for it. Frankly, after we decompress, we’re better for the kids as well. It’s obviously better to sorta keep up with our stress levels as we go and often times we do, but sometimes things build up as well.
That said, we had a pretty good afternoon. We had to run out and grab some things from Walgreens. I was out of vitamins and they were on sale. We needed things like toilet paper and dish soap as well.
We grabbed a cheap lunch and headed home to have a quiet lunch together. It was nice to just get out of the house together without the kids.
Speaking of the kids, they’re doing great as well. At this point in time, I’m not sure if they’re spending the night or coming home tonight. I’m okay with either one. I’m glad they’re having fun, and I’m grateful for the time Lizze, and I have today on our own.