- How often do you manage get out without your kids?
Out of interest how often do you manage to get out on an evening/night with your other half without your kids? Or how often do there grandparents or whoever babysit for you? Do they sleep over too?
I have two kids aged nearly 4 and 4months, probably manage once every 6 months at the most, and the eldest has only slept over at his grandparents once in 4 years.Posted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
I get out every other week on the bikes with my youngest, he does swear a lot though, as I do.
He’s 29 & I’m 59 so it’s ok. 😀
‘Mark, you w**k**’. ‘Dad, you silly t**t’. Etc etc.
( I actually do not like ‘children’)
Sorry! in answer to the OP..as often as I like!Posted 4 years agomick_rSubscriber
We’ve had one overnight where both kids stayed at grandparents – mainly because I busted myself on ice in Grizedale so had a night in Furness General whilst mrs was taken under the wing of another broken mtber’s partner to spend the night in Ulverston….
Kids are suddenly fast enough that we don’t even get solo mtb blasts anymore (I think this is a good thing….)Posted 4 years agotinribzMember
Our two used to stop over every Saturday night, seem to remember it was only from about the ages of 5 to 14ish when they became a little more independent. Mostly one set of gps once their younger cousin started too.
Can only think of one full weekend, didn’t want to take the P. Although the inlaws do so for the cousin fairly frequently as well as picking up from school some days.Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
About 6 times in 12 years. Often only have one of them due to Scouts, Brownies or sleepovers with friends.
I had half the summer holidays home alone as wife and kids conspired to be away at camps, grandparents and friends by the coast. I think I missed them…..Posted 4 years agomtbmaffSubscriber
As a parent of 2 kids, my mother would have our eldest no problem but when the youngest was born it became to difficult for her to cope with both. My in-laws never had them at all. We didn’t get out very often.Posted 4 years ago
Now we are grandparents and we have had the eldest of our grandsons stay all weekend and in the week since he was 18months, he’s now 3 1/2.
We get less time for ourselves now and to add more problems we’ve now had to become the parents to our grandsons and become their full time carers due to circumstances beyond our control.
It’s like living the dream/nightmare twice.
Three between 5 and 12 here, due to biological dad involvement we get 1 weekend in 6 to ourselves, and usually an additional couple of evenings in between those – although usually those mean a night with control of the telly and no intervening in fights rather than a night outPosted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Our kids are two and five. We’re currently in Belfast for a wedding and they are at the grandparents 😀
But that’s our first night away since the youngest was born.
Not got any grandparents or relatives local to us so we don’t get to go out together without kids very often, just special occasions really. We do go out for boys/girls nights about once a month though.
And I usually go away for a week by myself once a year.Posted 4 years agoBreganteSubscriber
My parents have never been up to having our two (12 & 8 ) over night due to health issues and the in laws are over an hour away so we count ourselves lucky to get out once or twice a year.
Saying that, Mrs B gets to London a couple of times a month where she combines work with visiting friends/relatives and most years I get a few days away with biking mates.Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
Went out last night! was our anniversary though
Last year we had a whole weekend away in Prague!!!!
Once every month or 2, which is fine by us, rather sit in and have a few ales, some nachos and a boxset binge these days
Quite lucky my parents live nearby and mil likes time with the grandkids, now we have a spare room its much easierPosted 4 years agoads678Member
We get a few. We have to book them in early usually, and the grandparents are usually happy to have the kids over night, but they do stay over at ours sometimes if they have to be somewhere the next day.
Christmas is coming up and works do’s are a good ‘official’ night out sort of way of forcing the kids on the grandparent. Once they’ve don it a few times just keep forcing the kids onto them.Posted 4 years ago
They had you and therefore had to bring you up, but if they want looking after in their old age they need to keep you sweet!! 😉carlosgMember
We have 2 boys (10 &4) and knew from the beginning that we wouldn’t be getting much help. We also accepted that having kids was our choice and fully accepted the responsibility .Posted 4 years ago
My wife’s parents haven’t been in the best of health for a long time and from the beginning my dad has had little/no interest. At the start my mum wasn’t too interested either but as times gone on she has become a rock and I don’t know what we’d do without her, we still only get out every 2 or 3 months but that’s down to us preferring to spend our money on us as a family .teesooMember
We have 3 (12, 12, & 10). The wife and I make it out three times a year for our birthdays and anniversary. My in-laws have always been happy to help with picking them up from school a couple of times a week, so we would feel guilty asking them to babysit more frequently than we do.Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
My sister lives near my folks, and they both work more or less full time, so my parents did a lot of childcare for their kids. Which meant that my mum felt our kids were left out, so they are very keen to babysit. And our kids are angels compared to hers which helps 🙂
We’d planned to cash in hotel and airline points at half term with the kids at their house, but it all seemed like too much effort, cos we couldn’t really go where and do what we wanted without spending a decent sum of cash so.. dunno.. might just bring them down to London, dunno.Posted 4 years ago
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