The first two were downers so I thought I'd try to find the positive this week.
As I've discussed before, the Mister and I are originally from Ohio. We moved to California when the girls were ages two months and 2 1/2 years. From then on, we had very little help raising our kids. We didn't have babysitters or daycare. In essence, unless we had family visiting from Ohio, we never got time alone.
Teenager Truism: Teens are old enough to stay home by themselves while the parents go out shopping or to dinner and a movie. YES!!! After so many years of having to lug two kids everywhere you go, these times are golden.