Post # 1
Last night the inlaws were over and MIL asks if we can bring our baby over tonight so she can babysit and DH and I can go on a date night. DH says yes right away even though I reminded him we had to be up early to travel tomorrow. He convinces me and I start getting excited. I have a six year old who is spending the summer with her dad and we literally haven’t went out just the two of us, since last summer! Its been an entire year! Not to mention I’ve only left the house twice all week and just to go to the grocery store. I’m going stir crazy here!
Well MIL asked DJ a few minutes ago if she could reschedule for next week because she wants to have some drinks eith her friends. I’m so bummed. I was finishing curlingy hair when DH called to tell me. Id already gotten dressed, doneakeup and spent an hour on my hair just to sit at home.
I’m bummed out big time. I know we may be able to go next week but now after work DH is going to his friends for an hour or two meaning I sit here until 9pm all dressed up like I got stood up or something 🙁 guess it’d be easier if I had more friends but I’m in a small town and don’t kbow where to meet antone being a SAHM.
How do you shake the cabin fever? I know we can go out and bring the baby but I was looking forward to just being me fir a night, not mom extrodinaire (spelling), sometimes it seems like I’ve lost my identity and have just become “mom”. I lovr my girls but I’m in desperate need of adult time!
Post # 2
DH and I go out every 2-3 weeks, and have a weekend getaway twice a year. We have 2 kids. I am a SAHM too, and the things that have helped me not have cabin fever have been getting involved with tumbling for my younger daughter and joining a local moms group that has outings each week. Do you have girlfriends to go out with? Every Monday is “my” night- to meet up with my friends and have dinner or do whatever we want. My husband gets Thursday’s- so we each get some grown up time to ourselves!
Edited to say- look up momsclub.org to see if there is a chapter where you live!
Post # 3
trying to do date night every month. but sometimes we have gone 3-6 months without a date night- unless in december and its a company party every weekend in different city..
Post # 4
We gave a standing date every Saturady Night. I have a sitter who I book a year in advance for every Saturday so we never run into sitter problems.
Post # 5
It’s been a while. We used to have date nights at least once every 2 weeks at least before we had the baby (our kids were older so we felt more comfortable leaving them with the grandparents). Now we have a 10 month old so we have not been on a date night alone in many moons. I feel like the last time we actually went out together alone was maybe 2012… yeah. We went out on a date, but we took the baby so that is not date night.
Post # 6
We never went out a ton before we had kids. Now that we have DD, we go out maybe once a month or two.
Now that I am pregnant with #2, we seem to be going out and leaving DD with my mom or his parents a bit more often. We know our time is limited. Once baby#2 arrives, it is going to become very difficult to get out alone for a while..
Post # 7
Mrslovebug: Does grocery shopping count!? LOL last night we left our 4 at home (ages 15, 11 and twin 8 year olds) to go grocery shopping and then we snuck over to Sonic for a milkshake before heading home. We don’t go out very often, we’re both homebodies really so it doesn’t bother us but it’s nice when we do and I appreciate the one on one time with him 🙂
Post # 8
We’ve been out on one date since our DD was born last November. We live across the country from all of our family and friends, so we don’t have any babysitters here 🙁 The one time we went on a date was when my mom was in town visiting, so she babysat for us while we went to see Wicked. We’re moving back to California soon, and I can’t wait to have babysitters so we can go on dates again!
Post # 9
I think DH and I go out on dates maybe every 2 to 3 weeks on average. My MIL will watch our son for us, since she lives 10 min away. I wish we could make it a weekly thing, but I hate asking her to babysit.
Post # 10
We had a couple’s massage this month but before that our last date just me and hubby was… last November Our families don’t live close and we don’t know anyone close enough that we could have watch DD, so we have to travel to have my mom or MIL watch her if we want to go on a date and I always feel rude asking her to babysit for some reason!
Post # 11
What’s a date? I honestly don’t remember the last time DH and I went on a date.
Post # 12
Wow, that was rude of her to cancel last minute. Why offer if you are just going to bail?