Couples

How important do you think date night is? How often should it happen?Does talking or watching a movie after baby goes to sleep count?I would like to hear your thoughts. It has been a month sense my husband and I were alone together but I know couples who never get time with out the kids.

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    05/07/14
    I always think that we did better with the little times.. trips to the store together without kids or errands.. the after kids were asleep thing was hard.. I was wiped out and didn't want to cuddle or chat.. date night is fine if you have some place you really like to go or something to do..

    I think it's super important.. just grabbing take out food.. together.. something that you do together but it's not forced..
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      05/07/14
      We currently don't have kids but we have one on the way, I think even at this point dates, movie nights and just talking are so important. we try and do something every few weekends until the baby is here, I'm sure after it will change a bit.
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        05/07/14
        You know, I was talking to my friend about this the other day. I have "mommy" mode and then I have "me" mode, if that makes sense. When the kids are awake and running around I am in mommy mode. That doesn't mean I can't have fun with my significant other, but the kids come first. "Me" mode is the much more relaxed, adult version of myself. I think my significant other needs to see both parts of me to truly appreciate me as a whole.

        All of that said, absolutely yes couple time is important! I don't like going to movie theaters, but cuddling up with a good movie at home is wonderful.
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          05/07/14
          I think it's definitely important but I don't think it HAS to be at certain times. Charlie will be 5 months old next week and I'm still at the point where I miss him too much after a few hours. We'll drop him off with gramma and go work on the rental for a few hours, but I'm so busy at that point that I don't really notice. But at date night we would just end up talking about the baby anyway. So we're not really at the point where we NEED a night out.

          What bonds me more to him is watching him with Charlie. For example, he's home for lunch right now and they're watching a BBQ show on tv. They're both making grunting/growling noises at the tv. I feel way more close to him during these times than I would spending money on a date.
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            05/07/14
            I love seeing my husband with our daughter! We usually come home for alone time not much on spending money. The subject of just the two of us time I feel is important. My dad always reminds me that when the children are gone you still are left with your significant other and you want to keep that relationship strong or you may feel like strangers when the only common thing for 18 years were just the children.
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            I am a stay home mom. Gave birth to my first child on April 25,2013 that is right she is almost one! I have enjoyed being in her life for every moment and am blessed to continue to be there for her.