We are raising two amazing kids together. We don’t need an overpriced night out to express our love. Or, do we?
By Katie Herrick Bugbee, Senior Managing Editor and Global Parenting Expert, Care.com
Land a great babysitter for V-day
The thing about becoming parents is that the romance fades with each broken boundary. You’ve smelled poo in the other person’s hair. You’ve announced (with a bit of pride) how it’s been two months since you’ve shaved your legs. You’ve entered the trenches of parenting warfare, and you wear each battle like a badge of honor. At first, there’s pride in how far you’ve come and how close you’ve become. Then you start calculating how one parent is doing more than the other — and spiteful score cards are created.
Getting back to just the two of you, at least one night a month, can help with this. There’s no better time to start than on Valentine’s Day. God help the person who shrugs off his over-worked, puke-encrusted, exhausted spouse on this day of romance. Bring romance back.
Put a call-out for a Valentine’s sitter
It doesn’t have to be on Valentine's Day. You can go out Saturday or for Sunday brunch. Just as long as there’s a plan in place. Post the job online and send an email to friends who might refer someone.