Separation is not always easy and not always a good thing. We separate when Mommy and Daddy go to work...and there are tears. We separate when we leave Papa and Mimi...and there are tears (TONS from a certain 6-year-old!). Play dates end and we separate from our friends...and there are more tears.
But today separation is a good thing in our house! All three kids are playing in three separate rooms...by their own choosing...and peace prevails! It's quiet and calm...and I'm letting go of all the things I need to get done...afraid to pop the bubble of peace.
Oh, wait...there's screaming once again! Reality has returned!