1. Noise
    No talk of Pokemon or baseball team losing streaks. No comforting noise.
  2. Chaos
    No arguments over screen time or disagreements over where to be when. No beautiful chaos.
  3. Needs
    No additional needs to fix this or clean that. No reassuring needs.
  4. Love
    No overpowering and unrestrained love that my boys use to fill my life. No energizing love.
  5. No Worries
    No worries, because my three sons have returned from vacation. The house has once again become a perfect blend of rumbling, disheveled, hectic, warm madness. My kids are back home. A dad is complete.