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Sexy Saturdays, What Do You Think?

Sexy Saturdays: Data Night. Yay or Nay?


A common way couples try to keep the romance alive after kids is by having date night. One day a week where they set aside an evening to spend time together. Maybe its going out for dinner, or seeing a movie, or leaving the kids with Grandma and just cuddling at home.

Sadly, this is an activity Jeff and I have never been able to engage in. 😦 We have had a few dates since we had kids (we went for dinner on my birthday two years ago and for Valentine’s Day dinner this year. The problem for us is babysitting.

Since my parents help during the day and Jeff’s parents live outside the city we don’t really have anyone to watch the kids (and we don’t have the money or trust for a babysitter). This is where I think it would be great to have couple friends who are also parents so we could help each other out. For whatever reason I don’t have a lot of close friends, and none of the local ones have kids.

Anyways, back to the topic. I think date night is a great way to keep the relationship steamy. So what do you think? Do you partake in date night? Does it work for you? Are there other things you do to keep the relationship fresh? I am sure hubs will thank you if you give me some good ideas. 😉


About Shannon

I am a university educated full-time working mother of four children. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.


6 thoughts on “Sexy Saturdays: Data Night. Yay or Nay?

  1. Because of how many hours my husband generally works per week, date nights don’t happen (we’d much rather spend time as a family when he is home), but we have our own “dates” after the kids go to bed! 😉

    Posted by Valerie | June 1, 2013, 1:32 pm
  2. If I keep up on my chores during the week, nap time on the weekends becomes date night :-). I wish our parents lived closer, I understand what you mean.

    Posted by Christie Silver | June 1, 2013, 8:10 pm
  3. We rarely have date nights. In the last nine months since the baby we have been out alone three times. A meal, food shopping and most recently our wedding anniversary. We were gone for 45mins to eat ice cream at macdonlds lol !
    I do think its important but you have to go when tge time is right to leave the baby.
    Even now vinnie is 9months im still not 100% with living him for a long period of time.

    Posted by journey2dfuture | June 2, 2013, 8:29 am
    • I totally get that! Leaving Sawyer alone was tough at first, I think because I was nursing and because I didn’t do it much. I went back to work at eight months and weaned at nine, but it took until he was a year before I didn’t feel bad about working all day (and he was at home with dad who took the rest of the mat leave, not a sitter). You’ll get there 🙂 You are a great mom and you definitely deserve some rewards.

      Posted by Shannon | June 2, 2013, 4:19 pm

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