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A Week Without The Kids: Some US Time


This past week the boys were out of school for the entire week for winter break. That week also happened to fall on my birthday weekend, and I decided it was time for Frank and me to get some US time. We do not have a babysitter out here in Georgia, so being able to go out on date night does not happen for us. When I found out the boys were going to be out of school for a week, we decided to send his boys with their mother for the week and my dad would take care of baby Frank and my son. I asked my dad could he do us a favor and his response was of course. I was scared at first because I was not sure if he would want to take care of Frank for a whole week. My son Caleb who is 11 years old, is pretty much independent to the point that he can do a lot of things on his own, unlike his 5-month-old brother. My dad handled the boys very well. My godmother helped him out and took them for four days, and my dad took care of them for the other three days.

I knew my boys would be in good hands for the week. When we arrived in Los Angeles that Friday evening, I went to Target and bought all of Franks’s food, wipes, and diapers he would need for the week. We left Sunday morning after church and went back home. Big Frank took Monday off, so we laid around the house for a bit and then ended up going out for dinner. We went to Ruth Chris Steakhouse and had a ball for hours. We have not had that much fun since I found out I was pregnant. It was fun to just me us without the kids and let our hair down as some would say. We went home, went to bed, and Frank got ready for work. I took him to work the next morning and just stayed in the house all day and rested up.

I can’t remember the last time I was just able to lay in the bed and do nothing. That was so relaxing and peaceful. Frank did not get off of work until 10:30 pm, so I had the entire house to myself, and it was great. I did absolutely nothing. I had this whole list I was going to do while the kids were in Los Angeles, but telling you the truth I did nothing while Frank was at work. I did clean the house spotless and figure out what I wanted to write for my next book, but all the other items on my list did not get done at all. Every night after Tuesday when Frank got off of work, we went out to a different restaurant in the city of Atlanta, and it was fun. We got to be adults and have some adult time, not to mention some sexy time as well. The whole time was a refresher and re-start for us to get some quality time. Every couple needs that reset button to get back to them. When all of the kids are out of the house, it’s just the two of them, and if they haven’t been making that time, they have to re-learn each other all over again. I hear a lot of couples get a divorce after being together for so long after the kids leave the house and I do not want that to be us. So for all the couples who read this, take some quality time for each other and make the best out of it. Love each other every day, in every way possible. Until next time!!

Talk To You Soon!


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