It's peaceful here this morning.
I fell asleep last night with the sounds of the TV, which Brendan was watching, and Call of Duty, which Aidan was playing. I'm pretty sure his ability to play would be severely hampered if he was gagged. I'd be willing to try it, though.
This morning, he's asleep on the couch, and Brendan probably won't be up until noon or so. Chandra sleeps with light classical music playing, and I can hear that, faintly, from down the hall. A light rain is playing on the roof and the coffeepot emits an occasional click, to let me know there's another cup waiting for me.
It's a respite. Soon, I shall have to start worrying about all the things I resolved to put off worrying about until after Christmas, but right now...in this moment...I am at peace.
Gotta love it.