Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Life is good

As of August 5th of this year hubby and I have been "child free".

Our oldest was married Memorial Day weekend and lives about 10-15 min. away now with her new hubby and our two younger kids are both now in college. We were both admittedly a little nervous about it, and the first week or so DID seem a little strange. The house is so much quieter...

I recall hubby looking at me one evening that first week and saying "are we going to be able to do this?" to which I responded "we don't really have a choice do we?"

We have finally gotten into a groove and I have to tell you... to be honest...
this "just us" ROCKS!

Don't get me wrong, we dearly LOVE and miss our kids, but there is something really GREAT about being back to just the two of us.

We can now:

  • Eat what we want, when we want.
  • Things magically stay where we left them.
  • Our house actually stays pretty clean and uncluttered most of the time.
  • Our utility bills are lower.
  • Our food bill is significantly lower.
  • We are not paying for gas for anyone but us.
  • Our quality of food is better.
  • Go away for a weekend and not be concerned that there are any parties etc. going on without our knowledge.
I can honestly say  that life is really good now. 

I have always said the only things we really argued about were kid related- and this time since early August is proving that statement true. Hopefully I am not jinxing anything... :D


  1. OMG, that sounds like Heaven! Can I please send you mine? Just for a little while? I promise I won't run away and leave them with you forever...

  2. Like Bill Cosby said "It's not that I don't want anymore kids it's just that sometimes I don't even want the ones I have." heehee

    Of course we love them and miss them - but how relaxing it must be to just be you and him. You guys are a lot like Pooldad and I, in that we're the married couples that actually LIKE to spend our free time just being together or running errands or whatever. So to not have to worry about dinner at six or a ride home from practice or another science project - yep. That would be wonderful too. heehee

    I know in three years it will be hard on us [harder than the first couple of our kids] when Wallene leaves because she is our whole world now, but I think we will be just fine. It's the quiet I fear the most.

    So when do we get some posts on the "better quality of food"? Whatcha' cooking Momma? Inquiring Duke Moms want to know. ::wink::