Two’s Company: Great Dates For Parents Taking A Break

Parenting is no mean feat. When you have children, they come first, but that doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to spending time as a couple. Although it can be difficult to be spontaneous, it’s really important to make time for each other. If you’ve managed to get a sitter and you’re taking a break for a night or two, here are some great dates to try.

 

A night in like old times

Remember those days when you could guarantee a lie in and watch TV without any interruptions? If you’re tired or you simply fancy a relaxing night in together, why not travel back in time to those carefree days and snuggle up on the sofa, order a takeout and put a movie on? You can watch DVDs or stream films online, stock up on popcorn and drinks and take it easy. If you’re not a subscriber, contact Netflix customer service now to sign up and get some prices. Once you’re a member, you can watch TV programs and movies to your heart’s content. Sometimes, even when you don’t have the kids, it’s nice to spend time at home, catch up on sleep and chill out.

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Spa day

Parenting is hard work, and it can be relentless. If you’re rushed off your feet, you’ve not been sleeping well, or you feel like you’re running on empty, a day away at a spa could be just what the doctor ordered. You can rest, recharge your batteries and indulge in some nourishing, reinvigorating treatments like a facial, a body wrap or a head, neck, and shoulder massage.

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Mini break

If you can’t remember the last time you had a trip together, perhaps it’s time to treat yourselves to a mini break. You could plan a trip to the city together, rent a log cabin in the mountains or travel slightly further afield and jump on a plane. If you’ve only got a weekend, you don’t want to waste too much time traveling, but it’s possible to get a long way in just a couple of hours these days.

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Experience of a lifetime

If you’re a thrill-seeker or an adventurous type or you’re keen to make memories, why not spend the day doing something a little different? Get your pulses racing with a skydive, a bungee jump or a flying lesson or go white water rafting, caving or rally driving. You can have loads of fun, engage in some friendly competition and make memories to last a lifetime.

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If you’re a parent, it can be hard to find time to organize dates. If you can’t remember the last time you had an evening or a weekend without the kids, ask a close friend or a family member to babysit and enjoy some quality time together. You don’t have to go all out and spend loads of money if you’d rather curl up on the couch and take it easy, but if you do want to get out and about, there are loads of places to visit and activities to try.

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  1. Karley Moore says:

    Thanks for this post. It is so important to have couple time.

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