Just thought I'd better post something as I've been silent for too long.
My Wife and kids have been out of town for a while. I took the liberty of their absence to revert to slob bachelor. Was it the right thing to do? No it wasn't but, no real harm was done (except perhaps lots of gratuitous self pleasuring) and I think it helped give me a fresh perspective. I don't like my old bachelor self. I'm scurrying to get the house back in shape and feeling energised again. I can't wait to see them.