That I took the kids to a birthday party today by myself, and for the first time ever I was able to let them free range all around the park while I sat and talked with the grown ups.
It was beautiful.
David & Taylor ran around with their friends, stayed where they were supposed to, and no one got upset or argued. Allie sat with me (Sat! With Me!) and ate fruit and smiled at everyone.
No chasing. No spanking. No yelling. No hunt and gathering. No rescuing from heights or dangers. No bathroom visits.
Just a lovely, sunny, and fun birthday party where my kids were polite and well behaved.
I have waiting almost 7 years for this and it was as glorious as I thought it would be.