Tonight I will sleep in my own bed
and I'll crawl between the covers without sweet hugs.
Tonight I will brush my teeth with an unsticky, unshared toothbrush
and there will be no little helper to instruct me on correct procedure!
Tonight I will make use of my bathroom...facilities without awkward maneuvers around step stools and potty seats that belong to sweet little girls
but where's the encouragement from the peanut gallery?
Tonight I will very likely consume a fountain Pepsi with extra ice
and there will be no cracker or doughnut remnants floating at the top
Tonight my kitchen will be oh-so-tidy
with nary a sippy cup or sticky high chair tray in sight.
Tonight my tired self will stretch out and sleep the sleep of the all-by-myself
Alas, no sleepy toddler will be joining me with milk and puppy
Tonight will be quiet, and peaceful, and likely refreshing.
Tonight there will be no stinky diapers, no tantrums, no hair-yanking (love ya Owo!), and no mess-making.
Just sleep, and quiet, and order.
I miss them already.