I've been away, if you haven't noticed. I should say, if you've been reading. I think it's my subconscious telling me to take a leave of absence. Between the usual business of two boys, said boys starting school, and my self-induced insanity, I need to go off the computer for a while. I'm happy with my parenting in some ways, and in others, well, frankly, I'm disappointed in myself. Not just parenting, but being a human being and getting along with people in the world. Because that's what being in a family, having relationships, is about, really. Getting along with people. Having children has brought that to the forefront of my daily activities, and I am finding it very challenging. Working at the camp forced me to work amongst a variety of different people, a task at which I did quite well. However, I feel tapped out and wonder why I cannot bring that level of humanity to my daily life with my kids.