Does anyone here have to resort to hiring a babysitter for the occasional night out?
I don't speak to my mum so she wont be having DS anymore, and the inlaws have a snappy dog so I am not comfortable leaving DS (and in the future #2 with them) Plus they are messed up as well ... so id rather not leave my kids with them.
So its made me realize that in order for DH and I to have the occasional very rare night out, we'll have to either go out separate with friends; or hire a babysitter.
We only have 2 sets of friends that also have children and they rely heavily on their own families, so I don't feel comfortable asking them to ever babysit for us as I wouldn't be able to return the favor as I doubt they'll ever ask! They have strong family support. The rest of our friends are in relationships etc but childless and still living it up (so they say!)
So is anyone else here in the same boat? Do you hire a babysitter or just resign yourself to never having a night off ever again until your kids have grown up and moved out...
I am a long way off having any nights off anyways - but its just been on my mind lately, what will we do when things come up that we might not be able to take he kids along to.
Any bad experiences with babysitters?