This strange phenomenon can happen to anyone with multiple children.
Have you ever experienced the miracle of ‘One Less’?
I cleaned the kitchen after dinner while the girls showered.
The toddler played quietly on the living room.
I vacuumed and put the dishwasher on.
The girls watched an episode of Horrible Histories and the toddler lined up the Barbies to his satisfaction.
No one yelled, or screeched, or argued, or hurt themselves.
It was peaceful.
The miracle of One Less had occurred.
When one child is not home, for whatever reason, that is when the miracle happens.
Just one less child and the whole world changes.
It’s not because the child who isn’t here is particularly horrible, or annoying.
It doesn’t matter which one (in this case it was the middle child who had taken Dad to Kinder for the evening), any one less will do.
And it doesn’t matter how many you had in the first place, or how many you are left with. The miracle of One Less occurred even when we had only three kids.
It is unexplained, and peaceful, and it doesn’t last.
Ahhhhh…..The miracle of One Less.
Does this happen in your house?