My mom left town today. No, we didn't run her out of town. She didn't flee, screaming and yelling, either. She did leave in a flurry of hugs and kisses. It was nice to have her up here for such a nice long visit.
I will miss her. I don't know if she'll miss us or just sigh with relief and exhaustion! She generously took William duty most mornings when he popped eagerly out of his bed before I was ready to drag my creaking weary body out of mine. I don't know why she has more energy than I do, but clearly that's how it is. Or maybe it's that she could marshall all her energy reserves to deplete them over a ten-day period, with the knowledge that she'd be leaving and could start storing up energy again after that. I don't know. I'm just speculating.
Anyway, thanks, Mama, for coming to stay with us!