It is extraordinarily lovely to have your kids to yourselves. To just sit and chat and meet them at a level that isn't that of the parent. I honestly adore my kids. They make me laugh every single day because they are damn funny. They make me cringe every once in a while because, they act their ages, and as a result, they are supposed to make me cringe. They make me angry every so often, although if the truth is told, it is very rarely. The make me proud every second of every day because at their core, they are amazing, kind, well meaning kids who are struggling through adolescence with technology and social media the likes of which I could never have imagined in the 1970's.
Every so often, it is comical to have a pre-meal text between rooms, shouting (yelling the word PETER as loud and as long as we could from Bella's room to his) between rooms, meeting of the minds, "OK, let's go ___________ for dinner" and head out into the car. Where, we made a left and ended up somewhere that wasn't even on our original list.
The company was 100% delicious. I highly recommend this kind of a solo date to every parent. Take your kids, especially your teens, out to dinner and have at it. You will love them even more than you thought possible.
My greed ain't gonna spoil their part
This life just has to be a new one
I'm gonna tan underneath a new sun