I've taken to sneaking outside while they fuel up for the day.
I get 20 minutes… the time it takes for them to watch one episode of Rough Science on my computer and devour a box of cereal, a loaf of bread and an entire bunch of bananas.
I ease the screen door shut behind me… quiet, so no one will know.
I need this.
I walk slow circles around the yard checking on our new butterfly garden, poking around under leaves, listening in on bird conversations, watching the sun raise her sleepy head over our back fence.