It is just a few days until we have another week off from work, just my wonderful husband and I. Our son is back at work and daughter has stared her second year of college. This week off will be totally different from our July vacation, it's just the two of us. We have always tried to spend time each year getting away - just us - no kids. This is has been very successful for us.
It started when our son was just 6 weeks old. My mother came by after work one Friday and STOLE my baby. Well, not really, she had my husband's permission. She had planned to take him for a few hours so we could go enjoy a quiet dinner alone for our anniversary. Little did I know those two plotted against me for her to keep him the entire night.
As I look back those 22 years ago, that was very wise of my mom. It was a long night for me away from my new baby, but was good for our marriage. Each year she and my sister were very willing to offer that type of free babysitting anytime we wanted to alone time.
Well, the kids are long past needing sitters, so getting away is easier and guilt free now!
See you when we are back!