Dating your husband with children

How many families have an ongoing issue with “reviving” the romance due to spending all the free time with children? How many complain that they can never go on a date because of young children? As parents with young children and no family/babysitter have you been able to get out on a date? Most probably you will say “no”.

Well, good news for you is that you don’t have to wait till all your children are old enough to be left on their own – you CAN go on a date… with your children.

What is a date basically? It is a time two people spend together getting to know each other or indulging into a quality time to show each other more love and affection. I don’t see a reason why it can’t be done with your children around.

Here are some ideas for such dates:

1. A family picnic.

2. A boat ride on the lake.

3. A bike ride around an island, in a park or by the seaside.

4. A lunch/dinner in a fancy restaurant.

5. A surprise coffee invitation.

6. A surprise trip to the cinema.

How can you ensure it is still a date and not just a family outing? I really don’t think there is a way to do it. But!

Here are few things for you to keep in mind when you organize such a date:

1. Simply keep it in mind and don’t let occasional interruption to make you forget it.

2. To make it even more special, make a date invitation card stating place, time, theme and dress code.

3. Be flexible and try to relax- dating with your children can be tricky and a bit stressful!

4. Show each other more affection than usually – your children learn about relationships from you!

I love our little spontaneous or schedule dates/activities. It helps us spend more quality time with each other, brings warmth to our hearts and puts a smile on our face.


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2 thoughts on “Dating your husband with children

  1. What great ideas! I especially love your reminder that our children learn loving behavior from watching us. Plus, I think it makes kids feel secure when they see an affectionate relationship between their parents. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Thank you! I hope we are passing on the loving vibes to our children and they grow up affectionate and passionate 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

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