When it comes to time for mommies and daddies to connect
"in that special way," many readers joked that there's no such time
if you have kids. But parents have come up with some seriously good
excuses to tell inquiring little minds.
"We tell them we are doing the dishes.
That usually gets them to run in the basement or far away from the
-Cheryl Sterling, Addison
"If the kids awaken in the middle of 'our
time' and they ask why our door was shut and locked, I tell them we
were watching a scary movie and didn't want them to get scared and
hear it! HA!"
-Deena Makowski, Minooka
"We innocently ask the kids
if they're tired and want to nap. That sends them scurrying."
-Anne Lewis, Chicago
"We tell the kids that we have to
pay the bills."
-Alayna Conwell, University
"I tell them we need a
time-out. They hate time-outs and will leave us
-Christine Darquea, Roselle
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