It was less than 24 hours. They slept all night long. They didn't fight and they didn't expect me to get down on the floor and build elaborate block castles. I'm barely 37, still a spring chicken. It should be a peace of a cake! And yet, I found myself purposely cleaning up my room after the boys went home, just so I could lie down and take a little nap.
I decided parenting and bicycling are a lot alike. I haven't forgotten how to bicycle, and I haven't forgotten how to take care of little kids, but it's been years since I've done either and the first back in the saddle ride is going to leave me sore and tired!