While it is vital for families to spend time together, I think it is just as important for them to spend time apart.
This past weekend, Charlie went to Boy Scout camp, and had a wonderful time away from his parents. Whether he was hiking, building fires, or earning his Tenderfoot badge, he reveled in pursuing his own interests.
As previously mentioned, I got away for a spa weekend with my mom and sis. We shopped, we relaxed, we talked. We did not do any laundry, cleaning, or cooking. We drove back to our homes, ready to take on the world.
Mike had a rare weekend alone, and went bicycling, dirt biking, and even had a garage party! Not only that, I came home to a sparkling clean house.
And on Sunday night, when we were all back together, we had a pizza and shared our stories, happy to be a family again.