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Sometimes you need an escape from your life

Written By: Terry Foster | July 2, 2012

Filed Under: Family, Life

Momma was struggling. Abs hurt her back some how. She was angry because her new diet was kicking in and she had a bunch of clothes to fold and put away following our trip to Disney.

The kids were noisy and restless and I felt sorry for the old girl. So I cleared the house. I told the kids to wash up, get their electronics and pile into the car. We were going out to dinner and clearing the house. So on a Saturday night my date was B and Celine as we went to Pizzeria Biga in Southfield.

Everybody won. The kids got pasta, I got pizza and Abs got peace of mind. Or was it a piece of her mind back?  When I got home I got a big hug and kiss and she didn’t even have to say a word. We love our kids. We love our wives and husbands but sometimes we need time alone. I get that way sometimes and I could tell Abs was having one of those moments.

The only noise you want to hear in the house is that of the air conditioning. Families rarely get that peace of mind because we are so busy. There are school and practice drop offs, help with homework, dinner plans, play dates and vacations. Sometimes it is as if our lives are traveling at 80 miles per hour. We are on the wild mouse.

Sometimes you want off the ride. I escape to the basement for 20 minutes for peace. I am convinced some folks go to the bathroom just to be away from everybody. Even the kids need peace of mind. Celine gave me a great line when I kept bugging her about hanging out with me and B.

“Dad it doesn’t mean I don’t love you guys. I just don’t like being with you sometimes. Do you understand?”
Yes I do because I feel the same way sometimes.

Where do you take your great escape when the walls are tumbling around you?



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