Going cuckoo without the little cuckoos
There is way too much peace and quiet in the house now that the kids are in India with the grandparents.
There is an eerie silence, occasionally broken by the click clacking of one or two laptop keyboards from two ends of the living room couch.
Two adults that stare at each other, stare back at their laptops and communicate to the world using facebook because any attempts at communicating to each other would break that silence. Vijay TV's Jodi #1 plays at barely audible volume even though there is no one to wake up or object to a higher volume. Somehow there seems to be a self imposed ban on speech after the kids left. Just cannot explain it. Maybe noise is the one thing that instantly reminds us of their absence in the house?
We have tried to spend evenings outside the house. Eat outside, go watch movies at the local mall theater, visit the temple, walk around Costco aisles with high tech gadgets that we are otherwise not allowed to walk around because we are usually on a tight schedule to get in and get out, etc. etc.
Someday when Jr. and the little one leave the house either for studying, employment or when they get married and we retire, there is a good chance I will go crazy.
For now, the kids are having jet lag while the adults are having "kid lag".
Hopefully, we will set into this routine over the next few days.