Last night Rowan and Kemper attended an overnight out at school. This is the first time they've slept away from home without mommy and daddy. They have been talking about the sleepover for weeks, and could barely contain their excitement yesterday while they waited for carpool. They were a bit confused about how much stuff they needed to bring; somehow they got it in their minds that they'd be staying at school for three days. Rowan packed his backpack the night before. When I checked it the next morning, I found he'd packed three pair of pants, one pair of clean underwear, and a pair of socks. For a single night. No shirt, no pajamas. I helped him choose a more appropriate set of clothes, and sent them off.
Morgan and I dropped Cannon off with a friend, and went to test out a few canoes. We're thinking of buying one, and this seemed like a good opportunity to put them in the water. We then went to dinner, and collected Cannon. It was a very pleasant evening.
This morning it is so quiet in the house. No fights over Bionicle parts or who sits where on the sofa. No nagging from me about getting ready for school. No one has stolen anything from the baby. All in all, it's very peaceful. And while I miss the boys, I have to confess I'm glad to know they're ready for sleepovers. They should do them more often.