being a mom
10 Signs You’re Overdue for A Date Night
As a parent, I know how easy it is to neglect alone time with your partner. (Whatâ€™s mine’s name again?) With bustling kids to and fro, nursing a baby and generally being too ill-rested to want to show my face in public, staying in often seems like the far more sane option. I mean, why go out when home is where the wine and Netflix live? And sometimes itâ€™s the only option. Hell, babysitters cost a pretty penny and children tend to be pretty all-consuming and needy like leeches (I mean that in the most loving way possible). There is always a sniffle or a runny nose (or a marble up one) that means tonight is definitely not the night to bust this joint. However, there comes a time when you just need to drop everything and get the hell out.
Here are the top ten signs youâ€™re way overdue for a date night.
10. Your evening happy hour is beginning to bleed into the afternoon.
When you open the fridge circa 12:15 to make lunch and accidentally take out a beer, itâ€™s probably time for a date night. Iâ€™m not vehemently against day drinking (at all) but Iâ€™m just saying, when the beer looks that good that early in the day, mama needs a little boost. Hold off for a couple more hours and call for back-up and maybe run a brush through your hair. Just sayinâ€™.
9. When youâ€™re husband said â€œDo you want to go out?â€ and you thought he meant to pick up the dog crap in the back yard.
And itâ€™s really not your fault. Itâ€™s been so long since he asked you just assumed â€œoutâ€ meant that grassy area covered in a thousand toys that make yaâ€™ll look just a wee bit trashy.
8. Your daughter asked for a piggyback ride and you screamed â€œSTOP TOUCHING ME!!!â€ and burst into tears.
Itâ€™s okay, mama. Iâ€™m touched out. Youâ€™re touched out. Weâ€™re all touched out.