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    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
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    Default How often do you and your partner get time away from the child/ren?

    Just wondering how often other couples get time away from the child/ren? Not talking about kids just being in bed..


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    Hubby and I try and get a few hours with just DD each R&R but I can't remember the last time it was just us..it's been at least a year.

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    Neverrrrrrr. but we are both craving it so need to organise something. I'm with the kids 24 hours a day, except for the 2 school aged ones. They also come to work with me.

    We don't have any family around and live in a tiny town with not much to do anyway. Plus it's expensive to get a babysitter for 5 kids...that's if you can find someone you trust. We have been talking about doing date night swaps with friends but they have 6 kids so it all seems a bit crazy.
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    Once in the last 2.5 years- and that was only because it was our wedding night, and only because a FRIENDS mum offered to take the girls, otherwise they would have been with us.

    My mum lives 3 houses away. DH's mum lives almost 2 hours away.
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    Never.
    I am with ds almost 24/7

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    Never.

    When DS is asleep is literally it

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    My dd is 9.5 months old and a few weeks ago my dh & I went to a Wedding Reception on our own (just us and 100 other guests ... but no kids ). Does that count? From memory that's the first time we've gone out together (without one or other child) since dd was born. We need to work on that! We go out on our own for work, or other reasons all the time, just not together.

    We did have a 'date night' the other week though ... watched a dvd together when the kids went to bed ... set up the projector and the big screen & everything. Of course, half way through dd woke up and joined us for a while as I tried to get her back to sleep

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    Together? Usually we get dinner and a night off for our wedding anniversary and if we are lucky one or two other random times we will get time alone to have lunch or something. It is pretty rare tbh.

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    Another never here to !

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    Never. It actually hasn't happened at all since DD2 arrived

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    When we both worked in the city we used to try and have one 'long lunch' each week.

    Now I'm at home and DD is at pre school we also try to squeeze a lunch or something in before picking her up.

    When our parents visit or we visit them we tend to make the most of it. That's not terribly often though.

    I need to pull my finger out and message a lovely hubber who I know is an awesome sitter and see if she is keen to babysit occasionally for us


 

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