Today I left my kids. And just walked away. In public.
Okay, not really.
They boys wanted to see the movie "The Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2". Knowing that I barley survived just hearing the first movie in this series play in the van, I really didn't want to see the second one.
By the time we left, Melissa decided she would go as well, so after I paid for the tickets, I just left.
But not too far - just a few doors down to the bookstore where I sat and read a book.
I will say it felt a little disconcerting walking away from a public place and leaving my kids alone. With William being 14 and Melissa 12 (Ben's 10) some would say it's about time I gave the kids some breathing room!They did fine - at least according to each other's version of events - all behaved well.
Me? I'm just really glad I did not have to sit through that movie. And glad that my kids are growing up well.