Dear Husband–What shall we do tonight?

Dear Husband–What shall we do tonight?

Dear Husband,

 How many days have we been home alone without the children?  I’ve lost count, but I know it’s some sort of record.  I can’t remember the last time we’ve had so much alone time together!  I was only expecting the children to be away for a few days, but this has turned into an extended stay-at-home vacation for us.

Surely you’ve noticed me skipping around the house all bundled up, stripped down, or somewhere in between, depending on my mood.  I take it that you’ve been enjoying my carefree style.  Feel free to leave me a little note if you have any special requests, and I’ll see what I can do.  I still have a few more outfits somewhere in the back of the closet.

Don’t get the wrong idea here.  I do miss the children, but there are so many little things I’ve been enjoying since they’ve been away.  Is my growing addiction to having a quiet house wrong?  I haven’t yelled at anyone in days.  Is it terribly selfish that I enjoy arriving at home after work, walking into a spotless kitchen, and opening the refrigerator to find my favorite foods, untouched and waiting just for me to eat?  By the way, I ate most of the brownies and hid the rest from you.  Is it just plain crazy that I’ve had to erase almost all of the children’s recorded programs to make room for my movies and favorite TV shows on the DVR in the family room?  If you tell them, there will be consequences. 

I hate to admit it, but a few minutes ago, I did a quick check of the boys’ bedrooms and their side of the house still smells of nothingness.  It’s absolutely clean over there, and I love it!

             I don’t know who is having more fun—them or us.  They have camp.  We have dates.  They have their favorite meals cooked by their grandmother.  We dine out at our favorite restaurants.  They have time with their cousin and friends.  We have time to do whatever we want or nothing at all.  They wake up later.  We stay up later.  I doubt that any of us will be ready for the summer to end or for school to begin again.

             I know this time will come to an end soon, but at least we have the rest of the week.  What shall we do tonight?     


Your Wife 




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