When do parents find the time to be a Couple?

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Today I got excited! I have a date on September 14th! I know that’s 4 months away, but I haven’t been on a date in at least 6 months. Possibly longer. Why?
Because I find it essentially impossible to find the time to connect with my fiancee on a one on one basis. On most nights, after putting the kids to bed, and trying to clean up the bomb that went off in the house during the day, we are wiped. All we can muster for energy is to sit on our respective laptops and zone out. Mindless.

When do parents find the time to connect? I am asking because I am looking for advice. We have 3 kids between us. A child each from previous relationships and one together. Do people get baby sitters now adays? Honestly, do parents with multiple kids go out very often? Do you?

I am excited to arrange a date 4 months from now, but that seems so far away! Good thing we are getting married in a month and a half. Our wedding night, I believe, counts too…

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2 Replies to “When do parents find the time to be a Couple?”

  1. I must admit that we are terribly fortunate. My in-laws live nearby and because our children are their only grandchildren, we can count on them to watch the kids somewhat frequently, and even keep them for a ‘sleepover’.
    I think those occasional “date nights” are so important in our relationship. They break up the monotony of laundry, chicken-finger dinners, and sibling bickering.
    If we did not have their grandparents, I think we would put aside a special budget for the occasional paid babysitter. It would be cheaper than therapy for sure!
    Best of luck with your wedding plans and in finding a few more date nights to fill your calendar!

    1. Both our in-laws are relatively close.

      We just haven’t ventured out since having the baby. Now that he’s just over one, I think it’s time to use the ‘grandparent service’…

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