When we lived in Fort Smith
we had a huge bedroom,
even after Tyler & the kids surprised me
with a bathroom and walk-in closet.
we had a little table set up in there
which was perfect
for an impromptu game of rummy or backgammon
and some coffee with a couple of double fudge Milanos.
We'd just tell the kids we were going on a date
and the big ones would watch the littles
for 1/2 hour to an hour.
We don't have that here.
It's hard to get away from everyone
and have a few moments to ourselves.
For some reason,
telling little people, "No. You may not have a drink of my coffee."
isn't fun to me.
We tell the big boys
- but say nothing to the little kids -
and sneak out to the van
all of 15 feet
to the play field
Number 173 of my 1,000 gifts: