Sometimes, the chaos in the household gets to be a bit much for me.
I get sick of listening to my own self telling everyone to stop goofing around and get ready for bed (or finish eating dinner, or do their homework) already.
Sometimes it's better for me to leave them to their own devices...and their dad, and just go out into the world to see what's happening in a calmer space.
Last week, I had one of those nights (only three days into the school year, ay yi yi).
So I snuck out among the trees and the clouds and the setting sun.
I might just need to make it a nightly ritual.