Finally the girls are asleep and hubby decides to go to bed too. ‘Are you coming?’ he asks. ‘No’, is my too quick reply. He rolls his eyes and begins his ‘you are tired and need to sleep speech’.
I know. I know I am tired and I need to sleep.
But it is quiet and I can sit – by myself – and not have to think of anything.
It is the only time of day that I am by myself. And I need it. I need a moment everyday to stop, to breathe and to dwell. I need a tiny piece of solace.