I am actually sitting down and enjoying a cup of tea and. … Silence. Senior monster is at camp again this week. A last hurrah before school starts. Junior monster is in her room….sleeping? Playing? I am not sure. But it is quiet. I have not had many of these moments. It is a sign that my children are growing up. They need me less. That is good. That is my job. To raise them to be independent. But it is a little sad, too. My children are growing up.