My wife and son have been visiting family out of state for the past week, and life has been much… simpler.
It was weird. That first day coming home after being out of the house all day. It was exactly the way I left it.
No toys out. No dishes to do. No clothes to put away. Nothing to clean because... It had been empty all day.
I had forgotten how simple life was by yourself. I immediately reverted back to my college days when I would have one plate, one bowl, one fork, one spoon, one knife, and one glass.
In many ways it was not only simpler, but easier.