Because of our crazy schedules the last…er, few months my husband and I have had to get creative on our Friday night date nights.
Creative as in, bring our two boys along.
This has worked out fine in the past, but it seems that within the last few weeks our boys have upped the energy a few notches at dinner.
At Iggy’s two weeks ago my sons were literally using the boothe as a gym mat and were running, bouncing, wrestling, and rolling around the length of it all night. My husband and I sat at either end of the semi-circle and acted as crash pads.
It was very romantic.
Because we’ve temporarily re-located to Salt Lake while our home is being built in Lehi, we don’t have the luxury of nieces, sisters, aunts, and friends who were willing to watch our boys for an evening. My husband and I both have family who live up here, but we feel guilty constantly taking turns between my parents and his (who are just a little busy.)
So we’ve started to cart our kids along. And despite having most our meal end up on the floor (sorry, Z-tejas-the four bites I had were de-lish!) we feel that family date night is better than no date night-and our kids love the change of atmosphere and special attention from mom and dad.
I recently read a post from the Chiquita Moms blog about Family Night date nights, and she had some great ideas for including kids in your night out. Check it out at chiquitamoms.com.
Do you still do date night as a couple, or do you bring kids along? What ideas do you have that are fun for family nights out on the town?