Balancing a date night for parents is hard enough with kids and a busy schedule, let alone during a global pandemic. COVID-19 has made it increasingly more difficult for parents to have a moment alone with one another without a child interrupting. At 5 Little Monkeys, your children’s mattress specialists, we want to give you some ideas to get back your date night, even amidst COVID-19.
The Set Up & Planning
Planning a date night should take some time in order to make the evening special. 5 Little Monkeys recommends choosing a night that works best for your family’s schedule, typically a Friday or Saturday night. Due to the pandemic, many families are not comfortable having a babysitter come into their home nor are they comfortable going out to a restaurant for dinner. Instead, we have a step-by-step process to have a mostly intimate dinner alone, while keeping the kids occupied.
- Have the kids pick their favorite dinner, dessert, and maybe a few extra snacks.
- Pick out a movie (or two!) for your children to watch.
- Set them up in front of the TV with their dinner, dessert, and snacks to watch their favorite movie.
- Tell them they can stay up one hour past their bedtime if they stay quietly watching the movie and do not disturb their parents.
- At the same time, ensure your favorite dinner is made (or picked up or delivered!) for you and your partner.
- Depending on the layout of your home, set up the dinner in a quiet part of the house so that you can both enjoy conversation between the two of you.
- We even recommend dressing up for your date night to make it a little more special.
5 Little Monkeys suggests doing this once a week if your schedule allows. Then you will always have a small amount of time to focus on your relationship as a couple, even with the chaos of everyday life right now.
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