Parental Independence Day

Alone in the house for the first time in more than a year.

Photo by Dawid Zawiła on Unsplash

When I mentioned in a team meeting that my kids will be returning to school full-time in a few weeks, a colleague joked “It’s Parental Independence Day!”

Yes. Very much so.

We have been home with our three kids for 382 days. Our only break was a few weeks ago when my mom…