Today’s highlights include a whole lot of misbehaving, a whole lot of reprimanding, and fifteen minutes of sheer bliss. In the middle of the afternoon, I asked both of my kids to take out a book. I set a timer and we all read silently. My five-year-old does not read but she sat leafing through the pages. When they each tried to interrupt the silence, I actually shushed them. I took a deep breath and finally relaxed. I sat and read an entire chapter of my own book. It was magical.