38岁的爱琳(卡林·特莱斯 Karine Teles饰)和45岁克劳斯(奥塔维奥·穆勒Otávio Müller饰)是一对夫妻。他们在里约州郊区的一个叫彼得罗波利斯(Petrópolis)的小城市生活。他们有四个孩子，费尔南多(16岁),罗德里戈（10岁），还有一对双胞胎(5岁)。夫妻俩打拼多年为了完成建造他们的新房子。爱琳是做一份独立销售员的工作，同时也正要完成学习获取高校文凭。克劳斯经营一家复印店，也在店里买书。费尔南多，他们的大儿子，在打手球。因一次赛季中的突出表现，这个小伙子被邀请去德国加入职业队，他将要比自己预期还要快地离开自己的父母。爱琳不仅需要解决家庭生活中的日常事务，还得顾虑费尔南多一年一次的分开，并且得适应没有儿子在身边的生活。 Irene, 38 years old, is married to Klaus, 45. They live in Petrópolis, a small city on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, and have four c hildren. Fernando (16); Rodrigo (10), and the twins (5). The couple has been struggling for years to finish building their new house. Irene works as an independent seller while finishing her studies to get her high-school diploma. Klaus runs a small copy shop where he also sells books. Fernando, their eldest son, plays handball. After being the highlight of the season, the boy is invited to join a professional team in Germany and will leave his parents house much sooner than expected. Among the everyday issues of their familys life, Irene will have to deal with the early separation from Fernando and adapt to a new life without him.