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    My husband enjoys going out with male friends on Saturday nights, like most males do. Usually it's just for a car cruise / pizza / cafe etc.
    I don't mind on the odd occasion, however it's starting to become every Saturday night. When I mention that I'll be home alone again (kids age 5yr and 7yr) he gets upset at me! He hates being home on a Saturday night after working until 7pm every night. We do things on Saturday / Sunday during the day but are usually home at night.
    I'm sorry that it Saturdays nights are pretty boring but that's life isn't it??

    What do you do with young kids in a Saturday night?

    Would you be annoyed if your Dh was going it most Saturday nights?

    If he stays home, he'll act all miserable like I'm keeping him inside.

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    I'm like you, don't mind the occasional Saturday night out, I would not be impressed with every Saturday night.
    On Saturday nights we will go to the drive-ins/movies, out to dinner with a play area, BBQ's with friends. Could you suggest to your DH to start inviting his friends and their families over for a BBQ or out for dinner?

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    I'd be pretty annoyed if dp did that aswell. We used to go out every sat night before DS2 came along last year. He has been out maybe 2/3 times without me and 1 of those was to the Mundine/green fight last month.

    We do things as a family. Tonight we have friends coming over for dinner who have a 5 week old or we go to friends houses. We have a bingo night in a couple weeks. We'll go out for an early dinner and watch a movie altogether we can enjoy. Fringe has just finished here is SA so we took both boys into that a couple times and be home around 930pm.

    I'd be sitting your dh down and asking him what is going on for him wanting to go out every sat night. Is there something he isn't happy with at work or at home.

    Could you get a baby sitter for your 2 kids so that you guys can go out on a date ?

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    If we go out on a saturday night we go out to eat, the movies, a drive then a cheap and cheerful meal. In the summer we go for walks, fish and chips by the sea. There are lots of options.
    i would be grumpy if my husband decided to go out every Saturday Night too.
    As the previous poster said, perhaps have people over for a BBQ, or meet at a child friendly pub or club.
    good luck.

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    I would compromise once a month he gets to go out. Once a month you get the opportunity. All other weeks it's family night. whether you go out for a movie or dinner. Or stay at home.

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    yep - every Saturday night would get old pretty quickly.

    I do understand needing time to yourself ... but he need to find a balance that meets everyones needs, not just his.

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    My husband usually goes out with friends once or twice a month on a Saturday night. I must admit that if he doesn't go I kinda feel a bit bummed as I do enjoy the night to myself occasionally but I think every Saturday night is a bit much.

    Why don't you organise a night out with the girls? I think it's only fair.

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    We don't do much on Saturday nights as my husband works 6 days week.

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    I like the idea of once a month he gets to go out, once a month you get to, and the other two you are together as a family. Every Sat night is unfair and too much.
    We don't tend to do much on Saturday nights...in fact, I'm about to head off to work so DH will be at home with the kids. Just like he was last night while I was at work, and tomorrow night too. No one gets precious about their weekend here.

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    Thanks all. We had a chat and tonight he's taking us out!

    We've agreed not every Saturday and I don't mind Fridays so much.

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