Our days at this time are linear: we lose the concept of time, as routine and lack of novelty reign. At first, I was paralyzed to consider being with my children all the time. Balancing my emotions is easier when I have the parallel universe that their time at school allows me to have for myself. However, we are more resilient than we seem to be. We get used to everything in time. We manage to make sense of whatever happens to us, and we make it work.