So we’re moving into a bigger house and this new house is big enough that my father could move in with us.
I was putting up shelving in the garage one day while my wife was at work and discovered that I needed a specific screw size that I didn’t have. Normally, I would have had to round up the kids, throw them in the minivan, and take them to the store with me. This time, however, I just told my dad that I was going out for a quick ten-minute errand and asked him to keep an ear out for the kids. Upon my return, I was amazed to discover that, without the kids, my ten-minute errand took… ten minutes.
Wow, I had forgotten what that was like; I could get used to that.