Sometimes, it just must be done. We must leave our children home, with capable care… and be ALONE.
We need to remember what it is like to eat and cut our own food, without cutting up food for 3 other people first. We need to practice being able to eat a full meal without getting up to get a spoon, some water, or seconds for someone before we have eaten three bites. We need to talk to each other with out hearing the interruptions of “mamma?” and “daaaad?” as soon as we have gotten 3 sentences out. We need to hold hands, kiss on a moonlit night as we walk across the parking lot to the movies, and we need to take time to be silly with each other. Remember how much fun it was to date?
I know times are tight but we can find creative ways to spend time with each other without breaking the budget. Here are some ideas: For babysitting, swap time with another family…. they probably need time away just as much as you do. Swap kids once a month and give each other the night off. Go stargazing. Drop the kids at a friends house and come home to watch a movie and make popcorn. Take a sunset walk. Go to a park and swing on the swings…. Be creative!
Sometimes the best thing to do to help you be a great parent, is to invest in some time with your spouse, setting aside your mom and dad hats, and just enjoy some grown up time.
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