Not that I don’t absolutely adore my three hilarious and rowdy children, but let’s be real: having one night a week where I don’t have to listen to someone complain about dinner, do one more load of laundry, or sweep up old cheddar rockets that have become lodged in the strangest places throughout my house – has become my “corona moment”.
Over the last seven years of child-rearing, my sweet hubs and I have had to create, adapt and adjust various ways that we do date nights.
For the first two years of becoming parents, our resources were limited – or so we thought.
It’s a great way to reciprocate and meet each other’s basic needs.Also, if you trade off with other neighbor parents then the child care is usually free!I like that they are with other kids and supervised under an educational instructor.Once I began building strong relationships with some of my neighbors and spending lots of time watching them parent their own children as we had playdates at the park near our house, it was a no brainer that I would trust them to watch our kids.My biggest hesitation, was in large part due to the fact that I am very particular about who I let watch my kids.
The idea of a stranger from a random website coming into my private home and being left alone with my kids gives me the creeps.Trying to date as a parent of a child with special needs (or as a parent at all) is not always an easy task, so we at The Mighty asked our readers to share some of their wisdom on the subject.We’ve been deliberating about what would be the most beneficial for these few days away – going back and forth between fun and rest because both options are very enticing after having three children.Most gymnastic centers for kids host a parents night out each month for a fee.The kids get to play for hours and have the time of their lives (not to mention they sleep really well those nights) and you get some free time.But by letting go of some prior standards or expectations and instead putting the focus on time to connect with your spouse, you can open up a world of possibilities.