38歲的愛琳(卡林·特萊斯 Karine Teles飾)和45歲克勞斯(奧塔維奧·穆勒Otávio Müller飾)是一對夫妻。他們在裡約州郊區的一個叫彼得羅波利斯(Petrópolis)的小城市生活。他們有四個孩子，費爾南多(16歲),羅德裡戈（10歲），還有一對雙胞胎(5歲)。夫妻倆打拼多年為了完成建造他們的新房子。愛琳是做一份獨立銷售員的工作，同時也正要完成學習獲取高校文憑。克勞斯經營一家復印店，也在店裡買書。費爾南多，他們的大兒子，在打手球。因一次賽季中的突出表現，這個小夥子被邀請去德國加入職業隊，他將要比自己預期還要快地離開自己的父母。愛琳不僅需要解決家庭生活中的日常事務，還得顧慮費爾南多一年一次的分開，並且得適應沒有兒子在身邊的生活。 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 family"s life, Irene will have to deal with the early separation from Fernando and adapt to a new life without him.