The silence that comes when a two-week Easter break has finally ended and the number of kids in the house goes from three to one. Okay, it's not really silence but everything's relative. It's more a lack of extra energy bouncing off the brown tile floors and stucco walls. Some days over the past two weeks there were as many as seven kids here at one time. I love it. I love the buzz, the laughter, the singularly blissful sound of pool water splashing as a jack-knife is perfected.
My favorite part of today is that there isn't an endless parade of food preparation, consumption and clean-up. My kids are like sharks; swimming, circling, eating. Repeat.
Today the Baby and I are being quiet.
Tomorrow I'll tell you about our bike trip along the Canal du Midi.