Finding a Babysitter: Making Date Night a Reality

One of the hardest things about finding time to spend with your husband or wife is figuring out what to do with the kids. Every couple wants to spend time together with the occasional date night, but it just doesn’t materialize sometimes. With busy work schedules, activities with the kids, and finding time to actually sleep planning a date night can be difficult. The biggest factor is finding a babysitter. It’s a big deal to leave your kids with somebody else, and the babysitter has to be somebody responsible who you and your kids feel comfortable with. There is not point in going out for a date night if you are too worried about your kids to even enjoy it.

Dad’s Round Table blogged about what to do when you are in search of a sitter. The post talks about different ways to find a reliable babysitter. Their choices included a family member, a close friend, somebody from church, or even using a service. If you have been struggling to find a babysitter, all of these options could be useful.

Where have you found quality babysitters in the past?

Schedule a Monthly Night Out with Your Spouse

Parents lead busy lives during the week, and even on the weekend the responsibilities don’t stop. The kids always have obligations such as play dates, soccer games, and dance class amongst many other activities. Once in a while parents need to get a sitter for the evening or take the kids to their grandparents house and do something for themselves. You can go to dinner and a movie, a sports games, or basically anything that you will enjoy as a couple. Doing activities without your children is part of a healthy marriage. Getting together with other friends you have is also something that you might want to include into this night without the kids. Socializing and spending time with friends is tough when your life is so busy with work, kids, and everything else, but when you get an opportunity to go out make the most of it!

I read a post on The Mommmy Bunch recently titled, “Monthly Game Night with Friends”. This post is an absolutely perfect example of parents making the most out of their monthly night out. They had a great idea too with the game night. They made use of their Playstation 3 and downloaded the Wheel of Fortune game to play with their friends. Its sounds like they had a wonderful time, and I figured I would share their post here to show you it is possible to make these nights happen!