CHARLESTON, SC—After dealing with the stresses of raising their three young children day in and day out, local couple Mike and Wendy Valentino needed a night out. So they called up their trusted babysitter, got dressed up, hopped in their car, and pulled around the corner to get three solid hours of uninterrupted sleep.
"It's important to spend a little alone time together and not let the kids get in the way of your romance," said Mike groggily as he woke up from his three-hour nap. "That's why we always make it a point to go out for a while and do something that just she and I want to do: like nap peacefully for a few hours without worrying about someone asking for a snack or wetting the bed."
The couple returned to their house refreshed from their romantic evening out and were immediately assaulted with several requests for gummy snacks and fruit juices along with a child screaming for no apparent reason.
"We're definitely gonna do this again next week," said Wendy. "We've got to try to keep the spark of romance alive."