I want to like this paragraph a gazillion times. When my kids were Izzy and Sam's age, it would take me months to get through a book. By the time I had an opportunity to read I was falling asleep. As much as I love them, given a couple of child free hours, I'd retreat into a little me-time piece of heaven - quiet cup of tea, crossword puzzle, classical music.
I know not everyone's a hard core introvert but I find it somewhat tragic that anyone should be at such a loss on their own for a bit.
She IS doing research!!! She asked randoms on Instagram, ffs.