Cast Your Vote:
- once a month -- Votes: 40
- once a week -- Votes: 20
- bi-annually -- Votes: 2
- once a year for my anniversary -- Votes: 3
Ideally we'd go out once a week, but the budget makes it more like once a month. But weekly we'll have stay at home dates, which can be just as amazing :)
As often as they want I guess. We have only been out maybe 5 or 6 times in 15 years though.
As often as they freaking want to.
I go out whenever I want as long as I have arranged care for my kids.
As often as needed and desired to maintain sanity.
I literally do not give a single f**k if that's every night or once a decade.
I go out alot.. my kids are with their dad every Wednesday so I go out every Wednesday and they go with him every other weekend so I go out then too lol... I work hard and provide everything for them on my own, I'm still young and I like to party lol.. I def don't feel bad about going out while they're with their dad
Me and SO go on a date night once a week, usually, if we're tight on money it's once a month. We leave DD with a babysitter for a few hours and go to dinner and a movie. Once every couple of months we leave her somewhere over night and go out to the bars and drink. We're very fortunate because we have a lot of people who are willing to watch DD for free. As for other parents, well, they should go out whenever they want/can. I think it's important for parents to maintain a life outside of their home lives with their children.
SO and I try to do a date night once a month, but it very rarely happens.
He will go out every second weekend with his mates, and I hardly ever go out. Id rather stay home with the kids though and save my money for something else.
My husband goes out once a week alone and probably once every other week out with me. Right now he's working from home and watching all the kids, so I totally get that he needs breaks.
I don't see a problem with parents going out at all and honestly, I think some people should try and do it more. They might be less stressed out and uptight if they did.
I go out almost every week by myself, and usually DH does too on a different night so one of us is always home with the kids. The two of us together getting a babysitter(my parents) and going out together happens maybe once every 2 months.
I don't think it's my place to tell another parent how they should socialize. As long as your familial duties are met, you can afford to go out, your kids are well cared for, feeling secure and not neglected by you, and the person watching them isn't feeling taken advantage of, then a parent can go out as much as they like.
That being said my husband goes out or has friends over probably once or twice a week and I go out without kids maybe once or twice a year. It sucks and I don't think it's fair. I think we both need to make changes to our social calendar. He needs to spend more family time and I need to get a life. Lol
I don't think I've ever gone anywhere (for fun) without my son and he's almost 4. :/ I don't care what other ppl do tho nor do I think there's a norm to adhere to.
As long as the kids are being taken care of, it doesn't matter to me how often a parent goes out. My parents and in-laws offer to watch DD all the time. We could probably have weekly date night if we wanted to, but I feel bad being away that much since I work. We usually go out 1-2 times a month. Every month or so, I have girl's night with my best friend. I think it's good for parents to have grown up time.
I would think at least once a month. Everyone needs a break sometimes there is nothing wrong with having a night out.
I believe that parents should have a date night atleast once a month where they can get out and be husband/wife and not just mommy/daddy.
ETA: That, to me, is the bare minimum, though. We all need our away time and unless your child isn't cared for properly, I see no harm in going out and doing things without them.
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" Should they go out once a week? Once a month? A couple of times a month? Not including school or important ... [snip!] ... important things like work or appointments. I'm talking about going out with friends to play pool, drink, go to a concert, etc."
As much as they want as long as they're taking care of their responsibilities.
I went out 2 times this past weekend. I earned it..lol