Thomas: "You are going to have to go away. I don't want a mommy any more." (Said in a completely calm, rational voice. I think it would have flustered me less if he'd been screaming.)
Me: "I'm leaving tomorrow afternoon." (I've really been looking forward to our Relief Society Retreat this weekend.)
Thomas: "No. I think you should leave now."
Me: "I can't go yet. I have to finish folding the laundry."
Thomas, thinking: "You know, you could stay, if you would be nice to me. If you're going to be mean to me, you'll need to leave right now."
Only four more hours until I leave for the retreat.
At least 24 hours of visiting with my friends. Laughing. Relaxing. Breathing the fresh, hopefully cooler, mountain air. Staying up late. Eating delicious food. I think I definitely need this break.
Apparently, my kids need a break too.