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Yesterday I hesitated before pressing the “publish” button for my first “Happy” post but I did.

Later that day I went out for a cooking class at Sur La Table with Mrs. Steamy Kitchen.

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I haven’t seen my husband and my kids since that morning when they left for school and work. It felt weird to be at home all by myself, so quiet. It was a bit like when I was single, pre husband, pre kids. I was thinking how just the day before I felt I’m going to lose my mind when both kids were whining and crying about this or that for a whole frickin’ hour, including my little girl’s daily poopy episodes. Ohhhhhhhh, I wanted to run away from home.

But yesterday I had a break. A little vacation. My husband picked up the kids and I was hoping I will see them before I go to my class, but they did not return and I left the house.

When I came back home around 9:30 PM I checked my messages. There were a few lovely comments and e-mails from readers about the post. One of them was an e-mail from my 6 years old saying:

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My husband says my little boy typed that on his own in his own words and my son says that his sister chose the colors.

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Awwwwwwwwww… melts my heart.

So this morning I rewarded him with a treat. Cereals for breakfast (which normally we don’t eat daily and when we do it’s for a snack). Happily, he took out his TV tray and lined it up with breakfast food. (OK OK, I confess, the fridge was pretty empty and not too many choices for breakfast).

My conclusions?

1. For me, a home with kids, with all the joys and challenges, and sometimes stress to the point of exhaustion, is so much better then a quiet kid-free home.

2. A little break every now and then from the daily routine is very important! It re-energizes, it gives perspective, an opportunity to appreciate what I have in my life, and a chance miss my loved ones.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some grocery shopping to do…

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