And I went to work without Maddy. To actually work. For the government. For free. Yes, that is weird. But it also was wonderful. It was wonderful to be Wendy the employee again. While I wasn't given too many challenging tasks, but I was able to talk about non-parenting things, be an adult again. And then I came home to my beautiful (napping!!) little girl and the world is back to it's wonderful normal again. But for 3 hours? I had the chance to be the old me.