Sunday, April 21, 2013

You may not believe in me, but I believe in you.


We believe the children are big enough to leave at home, on their own, if it is necessary to leave the house for a brief period of time. However, I do not believe I am big enough to leave them at home on their own.

It was agreed that it would be all right to have a run while they read books, did homework, had screen time, whatever. So I did. And I could not think, not for a moment. My brain was unable a jumble of sounds, pictures and haphazard ideas. The worst of which involved someone breaking into the house while I was out.

Everything was quiet and calm when I returned. The girl was still reading on the couch where I had left her, and the boy I found at the dining room table, treating himself to a third slice a bread slathered in ketchup and mustard.

Temperature: 42°
Climate: cool and bright
Distance: 3.25 miles

2003 Playlist
Comfortably Numb - Scissor Sisters
Milk Shake - Kelis
Go Brown - Kaada
Extraordinary - Liz Phair
Miss Independent (178 bpm) - Kelly Clarkson
Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
The Way You Move - OutKast

4 comments:

Stephani Itibrout said...

I struggle with this. I leave my daughter home for brief periods of time. . .but I don't want to. I think it's necessary, though. I keep reminding myself that at her age I was babysitting.

punkinsmom said...

Grace was home by herself every day at age 10, but she was responsible only for her, no younger sibling. Not sure what age I might have trusted her with a second person.

pengo said...

Especially a younger sibling with disgusting eating habits.

Henrik said...

It's hard to cut the cord, even short term. College, man, she's going to college.
Two songs for your 2013 playlist. "Read all about it Part III" Emeli Sande and Oopsy Daisy Homophobe by S. Colbert and A. Cumming