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Lynda Loveland: Countdown to couple time

Posted February 27, 2013

Lynda Loveland

I have three words for you: No kids allowed!

We are sooooo overdue for some time away, alone, without the kids. My husband and I used to take a vacation together every year, but the last few years, stuff came up.

Whether it’s Disney or this or that, stuff came up. Believe me, we know how important it is to get away and recharge the batteries but we just couldn’t make it happen. Until now.


The countdown started about two weeks ago. Every time things got a little crazy, we just looked at each other and said, “in four weeks we’re going to be sipping cocktails on the beach!”

We both seem to be calmer knowing our time is coming!!! It’s like the time BK, before kids. My husband and I have such a great time together. Sometimes we forget that because we get caught in our crazy day-to-day routine.

Well, no more!!! The “parents only” party starts soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One more thought, if you take a vacation sans kids, it should be tax deductible or at least qualify on your flex medical card. I’m just saying …

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's Bill & Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursdays. Click here to see her Facebook page.


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  • 321oohaw Mar 2, 2013

    Twittyfan...Thanks marriage counselor

  • 321oohaw Mar 2, 2013 u and your spouse get together once a year?

  • 321oohaw Mar 2, 2013

    I agree totally...Sign me up Lynda!

  • Twittyfan Mar 1, 2013

    All children and adults need time apart and away from the rat race we live in. It does everyone good and it also makes the parents feel comfortable to know they can leave their children with grandparents or family member if an emergency should ever takes place. Go have fun Lynda because your children will be fine and they will welcome you home with open arms.

  • 321oohaw Feb 28, 2013

    JAT...What a dud

  • jabbo22 Feb 28, 2013

    We used to take a trip about once a year away from the kids, starting when they were 2. We never went farther than 2-3 hour drive. We left them with my parents. It was a wonderful time for all 6 of us! Hubby and I got alone time. Kids got one-on-one attention from grandparents who "spoiled" them like they are supposed to. And grandparents got the constant love and attention from their grandkids. It was a win-win-win for all! So, go off and have a blast--everyone benefits.

  • JAT Feb 28, 2013

    Sorry but I don't think I could take a vacation without my child. My parents always took me along and my child is part of our family and makes things more fun. Different strokes for different folks and as long as everyone's happy, I guess it's OK.

  • LRB Feb 28, 2013

    Good for you! My husband and I try to do this once a year too. It is important for a marriage.

    Someone told me once that you should put your marriage slightly above your kids b/c one day your kids will be gone and it will just be the 2 of you again. It would suck to no longer want to be around that person on a day to day basis.

  • kimwells Feb 28, 2013

    Our vacation away starts at noon next Friday and it couldn't come at a better time! I agree - it is important for spouses to get away without the is long overdue for us, so our 16th wedding anniversary seemed to be the perfect "excuse" to get away!

  • jbowen Feb 28, 2013

    My husband and I have been married 10 years this August, and haven't gotten away since our honeymoon. This year, that ends. Vacation and 2nd honeymoon, here we come!