Top 10 Things I Learned After the Kids Went to Camp

Bill took a week off of work this week, just to spend time with me after we dropped off the boys at camp. We planned lots of fun activities, and had a very nice time. I tried very hard just to enjoy my time with him, but I still spent much of the week lamenting the missing children.

I learned a lot this week, too. Here are the Top 10 Things I Learned After the Kids Went to Camp:

10. Laundry can be done much less often than I thought.

9. It takes nearly a week to fill up a dishwasher with only two people in the house.

8. Our house is way too big and way too quiet.

7. I need to find a way to coexist with my husband when he retires – one that doesn’t revolve around where/how/when to pick up/drop off the children.

6. It is actual work to fill up the calendar when the kids aren’t here.

5. Having the kids out of the house is fine; it’s just nowhere near as much fun.

4. Bill and I still have the exact same communication problems we had before Dylan was born.

3. I have no real reason to get out of bed in the mornings, except when I play softball.

2. I can spend an entire week carrying around my cell phone, waiting for it to ring, just in case the kids call.

1. The kids are NOT going to call, even though they said they would.



  1. Kirsten says:

    I thought of you both many, many times this week! It’s way harder to be married than it is to raise children.

  2. Janet Moore says:

    Welcome to my world.

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