I totally forgot that we have kids... (1)Well for a few days at least… It is an awesome thing to have family and friends that will take your kids over night. If you do, cherish those people, as they are your saviors. For the last few days my two kids have been spending time at their Aunt and Uncle’s house. This has allowed my wife and I much needed time to unwind. Usually, we both are always doing something. I may be at work all day but then come home and work for a few more hours, while she may be going to the library, the grocery store, or some other type of errand. We find that there isn’t a lot of down time when we have the kids home. Planning for a break can be difficult as well. We needed to make sure everything was done so we would have the most relaxing break possible. I still have to go to work but at least when I get home I have nothing to do.

IMG_5922We Spent the first night having a few drinks, watched some episodes from the new season of Orange is The New Black (we don’t binge watch), and snacked on a few Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Those things are amazing if you put them in the fridge and get em all nice and cold. Anyways, the next night one of my clients had an emergency so I spent a few hours working with him but then enjoyed a nice dinner with my wife and we watched a movie. The following night we went out and did a little summer shopping. Picked up a new cooler, some summer clothes, a few other odds and ins. Then we went out for a nice dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. It was mighty tasty. When we got home it was quiet, much like it has been the last few days. We didn’t have to pick up toys, clean a sink full of dishes, or wash a pile of laundry. With how quiet it has been I totally forgot that we had kids. It was very quiet, very calm, and very relaxing. Do we have to take them back?

Who am I kidding though? I love my kids more than anything, and I miss the loud noises. When it’s too quiet I always feel like something might be wrong. Because typically, when the kids are home and it does get oddly quiet, they are getting into something. I will never forget that I have kids. They are just too awesome to be forgettable.

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By Richie

I'm a 40-year-old father blessed with two wonderful children: a 13-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. My life revolves around my beautiful wife, who is the cornerstone of our family. Without her unwavering support, none of what I do would be possible. By day, I serve as a network administrator for a local school district, ensuring smooth operations in the realm of technology. During the evenings, you'll often find me engrossed in various creative pursuits, from illustrating books to crafting websites or composing music. But above all, my priority is spending quality time with my kids. Parenthood has been a profound journey of growth and discovery for me, and now, armed with a keyboard instead of a pen, I'm eager to share my experiences and insights with others.

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