Sunday, January 06, 2008

Touché

Andy and I realized tonight that we were acting a little giddy at the prospect of flying out Tuesday morning for Young Life's every-four-years All Staff Conference, to be held in Orlando this week, sans children. They will be staying with Grandpa Tom and Auntie Ruth most of the time and with some family friends for the remainder.

We were afraid we might be offending the kids with our obvious excitement, so Andy addressed them:

"Now you guys realize that we love you very much and enjoy spending time with you and doing fun things together, but we are also looking forward to some time to be together, just the two of us. It doesn't mean we don't like you guys; it's just nice to spend some time alone once in a while."

Our seven-year old daughter was quick to respond:

"That's ok. Sometimes we want some time alone, too."

1 comment:

CML_Shearings said...

Shalom - Yes, I can verify those feelings in Andy & the children. They were sticking out all over when I ran into them at Super One. They were waiting for a prescription to be filled & sweet Elli ran over to me when she saw me shopping.