A Word of Advice

I’m not big on parenting advice, or blog posts written in the second person but I’ll break both rules today to give one piece of advice. At least a couple of times a month, go somewhere you went before you had children. Go without your children. Make sure it’s a place where you are unlikely to have many interactions with children. Go by yourself for at least an hour.

The more children you have, the more difficult, yet important, this becomes.

My moment today: brunch in peace. Alone. Coffee drunk while still warm in a tiny restaurant where a stroller doesn’t fit. I’ve always loved being alone. Going to movies alone. Eating dinner alone. It’s funny that such an introvert would have so many children.