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. 😉