Let's be honest. We're in the life stage where dates don't happen very often. But, we're making an effort to change that...before we go crazy! My hubs and I are lucky enough to have my sister and her family live only 10 minutes away. They're in the same stage we are (except they have 3 kids three and under!), so we're giving the babysitting swap thing a try. Basically, one weekend we'll watch their kids and the next, they will watch ours. It's a wonderful thing that you could totally do with friends or neighbors or whatever. Last weekend, my sister, her husband and their kids came over while we went out, and I decided to make their "night in" watching our kids a little bit more fun. I mean, come on, they're giving up their precious time to help us get out, so they should be rewarded, right?
In the name of keeping things real, I just made them a dessert out of a box...
(Confession: I am not much of a dessert girl, but I will never turn down a brownie!)
...bought a bottle of Moscato, set out two wine glasses, left a couple of bags of popcorn and a little handwritten note. Nothing fancy or difficult, but they were excited when they discovered it!
I wish I had thought to make a cute printable card for them, but it was such a spur-of-the-moment idea, that I didn't. But I did for you! Just right-click on the image and save to your computer. When you're ready, print it out on cardstock and you'll be all set.
Now, a night babysitting will be something to look forward to!
How do you make time for dates?
Have you ever tried a babysitting swap?