date night

Laura - posted on 05/03/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my husband and i want to start doing a date night....i feel like since our daughter was born the relationship has become strained. i am looking for ideas for date nights. besides eating or going to a bar!!

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Heather - posted on 05/03/2010

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Mini-golf, bowling, a movie, laser tag, arcades, comedy club, dinner theaters, opera...

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Meegan - posted on 05/04/2010

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Date night is a great idea! You need time to yourselves to keep the life in your relationship. Taking care of a new little person seems to be all consuming and it is healthy to step away once in a while to refuel, reinvigorate, relax (and let your mommy radar relax a little too!)

While I am tuckered out daily with caring for our son, we now do dinner at the table every night (17 years together and that happened only rarely) because we want our son to get used to family dinner and it seems like date night every night now. We fill each other in on our days, laugh a little and then have the great end to the meal of feeding our son his solids for the day. We're tired, we "miss" each other, but this has become a very looked forward to part of every day!

Kytama - posted on 05/04/2010

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Take salsa lessons together? Go play tennis or squash and go out for dinner afterwards? With us it's nice to have a real activity to do together, in stead of just sitting and eating. Bowling is nice too. We like to have fun together, because as soon as we sit down, we only talk about work and kids...

Frenika - posted on 05/04/2010

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Alot of people feel that children adds strain to a relationship but I disagree. My husband and I have a 10 month old and we feel no strain. Sometimes you just have to adjust. No we don't go out as much as we used to (now it is just limited to birthdays and special occasions) but we make up for it.. Sometimes we lay as a family and watch a movie.. Or just recently, my husband came home with boiled food - we put the baby in his bouncer while my husband and I enjoyed our boiled seafood outside together.

We also eat dinner together every night. Once a week, we try to play a game together while the baby is playing in his room..

So although we may not go outside on dates that much we still enjoy our dates at home..

But just some suggestions: bowling, a place like Dave n Busters where you can eat and be a 'kid', a walk in the park, movies, museum, concerts, plays, etc..

Ashley - posted on 05/03/2010

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Maybe mini-golf, or a Museum? I'm not too sure. More often than not our "date night" just consists of getting childcare for the evening. Sometimes one of us will cook for the other one, or watch a movie together. I try to ask him thoughtful questions about his week or his opinions, to try and make the most of our time together. I think the connection is the most important thing to maintain. Good luck to you!

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