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what do you do for some time alone when you have 3 teenage sons living with you and their dad and never go with their mom?

they say we should go somewhere or I should go, but why do I have to leave my house?? my husband doesnt push the issue he says they have no where to go, well they could go with their mother??

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Asked by stpmmof3tnagebz at 2:02 AM on Jan. 17, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • I had two sons at home and here's how I handled it... may not work for you... but hey. I would announce that next Saturday Dad and I need some alone time. We've decided to have a stay at home date.... no kids allowed. You must make plans to stay overnight with a friend, and the friends parents must agree and your dad and I must approve as well.................. it always worked. Of course ours was a little older and I had husband's full support.

    Answer by PaceMyself at 2:37 AM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • When we had our three teen-agers living in the house with us, we used the lock on our bedroom door. We had a t.v. in there, and sometimes we even watched it. Our house was pretty small, and we could always be alone if we chose to be. It never occurred to me that I should send them away. In fact, most of the time, there were more than the three because all their friends came to our house.

    Answer by NannyB. at 3:41 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • I guess it depends on what alone time you want. We have a tv in our room and go there to get alone. It's comfortable on the bed watching a movie or basketball game. We'll take dinner and wine and have a picnic. Shut the door and instant retreat. If you want alone alone time, I agree with the other mom, tell the kids Saturday night to plan on staying at a friends house. Or for a real get away, you and hubby get up early on Saturday, go to breakfast, take a leisurly day trip somewhere, grab dinner and get a room.

    Answer by texaschick65 at 2:37 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

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