Family Date Night?

Tiffanie - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My husband works alot, 60 hours plus a week. We barely spend time as a family and he barely has time for date nights. Does anyone have a suggestion for date nights as a family that wok with a 9 month old?

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Li - posted on 01/16/2010

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We're in the same situation Tiffanie. My partner gets in from work anywhere between 6:30pm-8pm and our son's usually in bed or very close to being in bed. My partner's usually knackered when he gets in so may be up for a couple of hours then he's off to bed! I then normally have some me time on Facebook etc etc when he's in bed, and watch tv!

Tiffanie - posted on 01/15/2010

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It is real difficult. Mostly family time. We try and put my son to bed around 7:30 ish and then its either we spend time together or we have our me time. Most of the time its me time.

Li - posted on 01/15/2010

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When you say date night do you mean a bit of romance?! Or are you thinking more along the lines of a family night in/out?

If the first then i'm not sure with the romance/baby thing hahaha!

But if you're meaning family time then how about a trip to a family restaurant as and when your husband isn't working? Or perhaps soft play is always fun to all go play together, or a trip to the park?

I guess it all depends when your husband works, must be difficult x

Carolee - posted on 01/14/2010

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Every Wednesday, my husband and I put our son to bed and watch a movie. Sometimes one of us will cook a nice dinner for beforehand. We don't have a sitter, so we don't get out of the house much, but we do get movies from a half-price movie store on a monthly basis to watch on date nights.

Christy - posted on 01/14/2010

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Believe it or not... bowling. The sounds of the bowling ally actually put our daughter to sleep! And we went just recently with our now 3 year old daugther and our 1 year old son. They loved it!

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Pack a picnic, and go someplace that you all can sit and enjoy each other outside on a blanket. or Stay at home, make a special dinner and create a romantic atmosphere, and include something fun for the little one. No distractions like phone, internet or tv. Play a fun board game, or watch a family movie, and have a bowl of popcorn.

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