1200x630-nof2jpg

How to pull off date night when you’re a parent

Forgotten what it feels like to be smitten?

If your idea of a candle-lit dinner is switching on a battery-operated LED candle during load shedding while the kids sit in their high-chairs flinging cold pasta off their forks at you and dad, then your proverbial flame might just be wavering too close to dim.

If your marriage is running dangerously low on the stuff that keeps the fire burning, it may be time to refuel and, make date night a priority, again.

Need help? We’ve got a few ideas on how to get back into the swing of love… Because, who says date night’s only for the fresh-faced (childless) romantics?

1. Love on a schedule.

The idea that you and your partner could magically manage to find the time (or energy) to do regular date nights seems a bit too far-fetched, don’t you think? So, whilst this is going to sound particularly weird - you’re going to have to consider scheduling date night until it starts to feel natural again. Remember, this is your new normal and, you’re going to have to work it into your current routine. Decide on a date that works for both of you, lock it in and send a meeting request to your partner.

2. Make use of all the free help that you can get.

Panic is setting in. Your first date night (in yonks) is just around the corner and, you’re frantically looking for a suitable but affordable babysitter. Calm down and, send the little ones to their eager grandparents, - or aunts, uncles, nieces or nephews. They’re all free and have the best interest of your kids at heart – and yes, there will be tears but, they’ll all get over it pretty quickly.

3. You’ve made it. You’re out of the house. You’re in the car. But, where to?

So, you forgot to plan the actual date? It’s okay, you’re new at this, remember? It’s probably going to take some time before you’re settled into the whole date night thing and, kicking it up a (few) notches in the date night department.

Let’s be honest – for the first few dates, the conversations are probably going to revolve around work deadlines, the kids and, daydreams about your next family vacation! But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t set the scene for a romantic Night Out For 2 – on a budget, does it?

Now, for the good stuff:

What if we told you that you can have it all for just R380? For the next 10 weeks, Montecasino’s Night Out For 2 promotion offers love-birds the chance to enjoy drinks, a two-course dinner, a movie and parking for two people at Montecasino’s newest and most popular restaurants – at a fraction of the cost.

For more information and T&Cs, visit www.tsogosun.com


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Nollywood, exporting culture to the world

Nollywood, exporting culture to the world

Lee Kasumba's last stop in Port Harcourt for Africa Connected was to a movie set like few others!

Solutionist Thinking: In Conversation with FirstRand's founders

Solutionist Thinking: In Conversation with FirstRand's founders

In the bonus episode of Solutionist Thinking with RMB, Bruce Whitfield speaks the founders of FirstRand, GT Ferreira, Laurie Dippenaar and Paul Harris.

Tips to build a resilient business in a depressed economy

Tips to build a resilient business in a depressed economy

Pavlo Phitidis dives into the Nedbank Business Accelerator archive to discover the secrets to business resilience.

Solutionist Thinking: In Conversation with Andrew Levy

Solutionist Thinking: In Conversation with Andrew Levy

In the final episode of Solutionist Thinking with RMB, Bruce Whitfield speaks with the serial entrepreneur, Andrew Levy.

Solutionist Thinking: In Conversation with Rob Stokes

Solutionist Thinking: In Conversation with Rob Stokes

In the twelfth episode of Solutionist Thinking with RMB, Bruce Whitfield speaks with the serial entrepreneur, Rob Stokes.

Big on palm oil? Make your way to Port Harcourt

Big on palm oil? Make your way to Port Harcourt

Pan-African journalist, Lee Kasumba is on a fact-finding mission in Port Harcourt, Nigeria for Standard Bank's Africa Connected.

Popular articles
Feasibility study for Gautrain expansion completed but no approval yet

Feasibility study for Gautrain expansion completed but no approval yet

MEC for Transport Ismail Vadi says the feasibility study has been submitted to Treasury for consideration and formal approval.

Magashule has never taken responsibility for anything says Mxolisi Dukwana

Magashule has never taken responsibility for anything says Mxolisi Dukwana

Dukwana accuses Magasshule of taking him to Saxonwold and asking him to sign a project over to the Guptas for R2 million a month.

Judge in Omotoso case dismisses defence application to recuse himself

Judge in Omotoso case dismisses defence application to recuse himself

Judge Mandela Makaula has dismissed the defence application saying it has no merit.

Lebelo's lawyer refuses to give evidence at Nugent Commission

Lebelo's lawyer refuses to give evidence at Nugent Commission

EWN Reporter Barry Bateman gives the latest on what is happening at the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into Sars.

'As long as I'm mayor, I'm not going to sit back and watch criminals take over'

'As long as I'm mayor, I'm not going to sit back and watch criminals take over'

City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba says criminals cannot be allowed to threaten service delivery in the city.

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.