looking for a day care for just one day. just want to have a romantic date with my husband. :after almost 2 years of no alone time. :(

Leah - posted on 07/19/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids temporarily relocated here in Royersford, PA. My husband left to work here in the US in 2010. He left a week before I gave birth, after a year, me and my 3 kids followed to be with him. It's almost a year now and me and my husband have not gone on a date, just by ourselves, just the 2 of us. I think we badly need to have a time for ourselves. We just miss our old selves, not grumpy or stressed. I think a few hours away from the kids would be nice, just to relive how we were when we had no kids, enjoy a cup of coffee and share stories about our childhood, college years. Would you know if there are day care centers that are willing to take care of our kids, all girls, ages 1, 4 and 6 even for just a day? maybe from the afternoon until early evening? I would love to end me and my husband's date with a romantic dinner. Really need your help friends.

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Elizabeth - posted on 07/19/2012

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Hi Leah ..although I don't know about this I can certainly relate. My husband and I have been together for 12 years..(married for 7) and we have 3 daughters. Ages 1, 3 1/2 and 6. We were pregnant together all three times LOL. Leah is actually my 3 yr olds name.

I hope you are able to find a babysitter because I really do think that is your best hope. Daycares from my experience do not work after hours and are pretty pricey. Have you thought about lookign for a teenager in your area who is responsible and then you could go out right around the time when the kids are going to bed. You won't have to worry too much because the babysitter will just tuck them in and watch TV the rest of the time. The going rate for babysitters is about $5 an hr where I live.

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Elizabeth - posted on 07/19/2012

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It's so difficult not having family around. We have no family where we live..closest family is a 10 hr drive. Anyway...here's a thought..they don't know what you want unless you put it out there. If you don't want to put them on the spot you could casually mention...we have been having such a hard time finding a babysitter so the hubby and I can get out and have some kid free time. We were really wanting to try out a restaurante we haven't been to yet.

Then you could perhaps ask hey..do you know anyone that would babysit for us? That way they don't feel like they have to..and they may say..heyy...I can do it.

What do you think of that idea Leah?

Leah - posted on 07/19/2012

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Thanks Elizabeth! I have been looking at the Church's weekly bulletin for any babysitter ads but i have not been lucky. I signed up for the free membership at care.com though. I was also hoping if I could ask my single girl friends, (they are fellow US assignees like my husband) if they could baby sit, they know my kids but we are really shy to ask.

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