Jim and Margaret plan a second honeymoon trip, and decide Betty & Bud are old enough to watch the house and Kathy by themselves. However, they are suspicious when the children are anxious for them to be out of the house.
Getting ready to leave work for the weekend Jim's friend comes by and tells him that he and his wife are off to a lodge for the weekend. He invites Jim and Margaret along, but Jim says they couldn't leave their children at home. By the time Jim reaches home he is thinking a weekend away would be a great idea, especially after finding Margaret cleaning spilled paint off Kathy and helping Betty get ready for a date. Jim convinces Margaret a trip would be a good idea and as she gets ready he tries to tell the kids, but is interrupted by Bud's going on and on about fixing a motor, so Jim gives up. But Margaret helps him get his resolve back and the parents have a meeting at which they tell the children they will be going away for two days. Unexpectedly, none of the kids is against the idea, Betty even saying she'll just cancel her date. So off Jim and Margaret go, although on the drive out of town they are already missing the kids, who meantime are doing fine. Betty does become annoyed ... Written by