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Friday, December 18, 2009

How Often Do You Get Out?

How many times do you get to go out with your spouse for dinner? If your anything like us, it’s a rare occasion that me and hubby get to go dine without children in tow!

Unfortunately for us, we don’t have babysitters around us. All of our family and friends live in other states, and even other countries, and it’s hard to me to just trust anyone else to watch my kids.

So it seems the only time we get to go out without them is when/if family is visiting or we’re off visiting family and take a few hours out of the day to take off on our own for a while. Everyone tries to tell me to get over it and find a neighbor or kid from school or something, but that’s just not me, so we suffer and make sacrifices. I won’t let just anyone in my home and or watch my kids, and for me, kids watching kids isn’t an option!

The JuiceBox widget on my sidebar is begging me to go out to dinner (and the deals from, who is sponsoring this post, is tempting as well). During the holidays, we
don't get out anywhere near enough, but here's what we do love to do...

There is a girl that I’m friends with that I do trust, in fact there’s two of them who have offered to step in and babysit, I’ve just never taken them up on it. So maybe it’s about time I do, and surprise hubby with a night out and some great dining!


Jason said...

I know exactly how you feel. My wife and I are also far away from family so dropping of the kid at the folks is not quite as easy. It is a very rare treat that we do get to go out without a passenger in the backseat. But we have come up with a solution. We have made a deal with friends of ours who have kids. One night a month they will babysit ours so we can go out and one night we will babysit theirs so they can go out. If you can find friends like this it is great.

pippirose said...

We never had family near us to babysit, either.
Look at it a different way: your kids will eventually leave home, and you and your spouse will be "alone". If you haven't invested special time with each other,over the years, you may be "lost".
It's so important to have some quality alone time with each other.
I've been married for 31 years. If I had to do it over, I'd go out more.