Happy Wednesday guys:) Every time I mention going on weekly dates with my hubby, I always gets loads of you asking how we manage it- which is a totally understandable question, but with such a simple answer I figured I'd just get that out of the way here: We use baby-sitters!
We made a goal when we got married that we would try to go on a date every week. Pretty lofty! But something that my parents did that I thought made awesome sense. Sometimes we can manage it for a few weeks in a row, sometimes we'll go a few months without an 'official' date. But we feel like paying a baby-sitter is small price to have a few hours alone together whether it's going out for a nice meal or movie, or simply going for a walk or to the grocery store (which lets face it is what we usually end up doing:)).
With so many small kids, you can bet that it took us a long time to find someone that we felt comfortable leaving them with for any length of time. Eventually we tried using the sweet oldest teenage daughter of some of our good friends, and she was wonderful! She brings one of her other sisters with her to help out, and the kids are always so excited to see them. She knows their routines and needs by heart, and it works out great for us.
rue 21 blouse - thrifted
mama-bear necklace, c/o
target pumps, c/o
black watch - gift
So! I know that going on dates on a regular basis when you're parents may not be totally doable depending on your situation, but maybe by 'shopping around' for baby-sitters or swapping with friends it could become a bit more manageable. We'd highly reccommend it for sure:) We love being parents more than anything of course, but there's nothing better to strengthen our relationship and get us on the same page (which ultimately leads to better parenting) than by having some quiet time together as often as we can get it. The end.haha
Out of curiosity, what's your favorite type of date? Have a great rest of your week!