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    Every second week we hire babysitter for 5 hours on sat night. We are planning to go on holiday in couple of months time for a week, just the 2 of us; while my mum and my sister have DS and DD.

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    Probably once a fortnight when the grandparents have both of them for a sleepover So that's date night!

    Then we usually get one night a week on our own when the other stays home with the kids. I usually go to gym or dinner with friends, DH goes to soccer

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    DS is 4 and the only time i've been away from him is when I went to my brothers funeral.
    DH is in the Airforce and we dont have any reliable family that can babysit.

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    Never. We've had about 5 hours together without DS around in 3 years. We don't have family around willing to babysit, and can't afford to pay someone.

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    I really feel for all you guys who never get time with your other half without the kids. If I could I would babysit for you all to give you a night out!

    While we don't have kids yet DP's brother and his wife really want to babysit for us already lol so we are a bit lucky there!

    And we regularly take my god daughter and her older sister, if not for the day, then overnight. We prob have them at least 2 or 3 full days a month and at least 1 night a month

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    We are lucky we go out to lunch together every Monday when I'm at work and mum has DS plus she offers to have him every Saturday night which we take her up on nearly every week! Plus I have my sister and SIL who offer anytime so we are never short of trusted baby sitters

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    This Saturday night will be out first time off together doing something since DS was born 7 1/2 months ago.
    We are putting him to bed and my mum will sleep over.
    I'm quite looking forward to having a few drinks and dancing with DH

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    Very rarely. Neither of us have our parents close by. I do have my husband's brother, but we use him when absolutely necessary, like going to the accountant or other appointments. I don't like to ask him just because we want a night off.

    The last time we had some time on our own, would've been a 15 minute helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef in January and 1 night when we were on holidays in January that we hired a babysitter for a couple of hours and we walked around the island. The kids were asleep.

    The time before that would've been about 12 months ago when a good friend had both our kids overnight and we went to Canberra for the night.

    My kids are in bed early enough (they're already asleep now) each night for us to have significant child-free time. Might not be ideal for some, but it's enough for us.
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    Never! Our first night out was planned before DS2 was born and a trial run leaving DS1 with my sis for when I was in labour but DS2 decided to arrive that day!!

    Happy to take you up on your offer, Penny!

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    We got 3 nights at the end of my pregnancy with ds3.

    Other than that when we go on date nights we take the baby with us.


 

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