I’m sitting at my computer at almost 1 am.
Totally not what my doctor thinks I should be doing.
I’m a night person. I always have been. I come alive as the sun sets I would have made a great vampire ifI glittered.
Here I am, late at night. Everyone’s sleeping, dreaming, snoring. Even the dog and cat.
I am alone in this moment.
Not the blaring silence of the empty house. I can hear them breathing. I know they’re lost in the fantasies behind their eyelids. I enjoy this time.
No chore to be done.
No parenting needed.
Every child happy in their bed.
My world lit from the glow of the monitor.