Four hours without kids in the house: What would you do?

Each month the YMCA hosts a kids’ night out. You pay about $10 a child and your kids do supervised activities at the Y for four hours. They play games, eat dinner, watch a movie and run around in the gym.

We like it better than hiring a babysitter for a couple of reason:

  1. You can be in your house alone!!
  2. It’s cheaper than a sitter because you can just go home and don’t have to pay to go to a restaurant unless you want to.
  3. Often I can’t find a sitter – all the girls are too busy around here.
  4. Did I mention we can be alone at the house!!

So would you try to go out to dinner, would you watch a movie without being bothered, would you try to get some without kids walking in or having to be quiet?  Would you clean the house?

We almost always opt to just stay home and enjoy our quiet house and some alone adult time! We don’t have any local relatives to ship them off to and the 4-year-old isn’t really going to friends’ houses alone. So it’s unusual for us to actually be in our house without kids fighting or laughing or running down the hall.

Last Saturday we did leave the house for some happy hour, half-price sushi but were back home in about an hour, which left plenty of time for adult fun and to watch a movie.

So what would you do with four hours and an empty house?

27 comments Add your comment

Sluggo

December 19th, 2011
6:16 am

Viva Viagra!

Jeff

December 19th, 2011
6:48 am

Sex then sleep.

mom of 3

December 19th, 2011
6:54 am

Kick the hubby out with his buds and have a very quiet alone evening — bubble bath, glass of wine and total quietness

catlady

December 19th, 2011
6:58 am

I agree with Jeff. Just don’t forget to set the alarm so you can pick them up. They will wonder why you are both so cheerful.

Kat

December 19th, 2011
7:20 am

My six-year-old daughter is home sick today, Theresa. She saw the picture of you and your kids at the top of the blog and said, “Those kids are so cute!”

I dont feel so good...

December 19th, 2011
8:12 am

Please remove posted picture before discussing your “adult” nights, thanks!

Augusta

December 19th, 2011
8:41 am

I’d plan a romantic evening at home with hubby…..Pop the cork on a bottle of wine, have a “carpet picnic” with cheese, sausage & crackers, in front of the fire, with some nice Christmas music in the background….and clothing is optional…LOL.

☺☻Have A Smile!

December 19th, 2011
9:18 am

Kick the hubby out with his buds

Being that you want to “kick him out” I’m sure you wouldn’t mind the hubby & “his buds” heading down to Buford Highway for a little strip club fun, right?

Right.

☺☻Have A Smile!

December 19th, 2011
9:25 am

Jesse's Girl

December 19th, 2011
9:57 am

Drink some really good wine……put on some really inappropriate music that drops many an Fbomb….and clean like nobody’s business. This redhead knows how to have a good time:)

Jesse's Girl

December 19th, 2011
9:58 am

Oh…you said WE. Well that changes everything……take out the cleaning and replace with some sex that occurs everywhere BUT the bed. And…you’re welcome.

lovelyliz

December 19th, 2011
10:03 am

Anj

December 19th, 2011
10:05 am

It might take me four hours to relax enough to enjoy myself. Plus…I spend too much time at home anyhow, it’s not my relaxing-place, it’s my zomg-I-have-SO-much-work-to-do-place.

I wish I could remember the sociologist who theorized that we need at least 3 “places” (environments we are comfortable in) in order to be healthy. It’s why people get cabin fever. So four hours alone At Home without the kids is not a Happy Place.

Augusta

December 19th, 2011
10:45 am

Please don’t feed the trolls.

Remember, school is out for two weeks, and there’s bored kids at home……

Mama Mia

December 19th, 2011
12:47 pm

Sleep. That’s what I would do. Just catch up on sleep. With 4 under 6, I just want to sleep.

Wayne

December 19th, 2011
1:43 pm

Mamma Mia! 4 under 6?!

4 hours, no kids. That’d be wonderful. We just had something similar this week with our church. They were trying to raise money for a needy family so they had a “bring your kid and we’ll take care of them for 4 hours deal”. Nice timing, what with the holidays and all. We took advantage and had a nice meal, at a nice restaurant, rather than the local burger/family joint. And made a quick trip to the mall to pick up/return some things. It was very nice. I told my wife they ought to do that more often.

So that we could too!

☺☻Have A Smile!

December 19th, 2011
2:14 pm

Please don’t feed the trolls

Ok, you won’t get fed I suppose.

Brown Eyed Girl!

December 19th, 2011
2:29 pm

My son’s karate dojo is having a New Year’s Eve blast for the kids. For $20 per, they will have kids from 6 pm to 2 am. We will be doing the Flintstones drop off at the door and peddle out quickly. Hopefully we can stay awake long enough to have a nice dinner and maybe a carriage ride if it doesn’t snow (Louisville, KY)! Looking for my party clothes right now!

Augusta

December 19th, 2011
2:46 pm

There’s no way I’m putting my kids in a car at 2 a.m on NYE….Even if I don’t drink, I don’t want to be in a vehicle at all, that night, at that time……too many drunks and I’m not willing to take any chances….

We prefer to stay in the neighborhood and party down with the neighbors. No one has to drive, and if need be, we can crawl home….and there’s plenty of activities for the kids too.

Denise

December 19th, 2011
3:04 pm

Reading this question makes me glad I’m single! Having to carve out time to rest does not appeal to me. (All the other good stuff about kids yall talk about makes me wish for kids so don’t take this as a slam.)

Wayne – that seems like a GREAT fundraiser. Maybe your church can do it monthly for different “causes”.

catlady

December 19th, 2011
6:55 pm

Just think-hubby gets sex without having to pay for dinner!

This statement is just so wrong...

December 19th, 2011
7:23 pm

…”Just think-hubby gets sex without having to pay for dinner!” No wonder there are so many divorced women and men who look elsewhere for sex…

jess

December 19th, 2011
7:42 pm

Why have 3 or 4 kids if you,re just going to bitch and moan about them
?

jess

December 19th, 2011
7:43 pm

You know what, im sorry, guess i need some alone time too

catlady

December 20th, 2011
9:00 am

…statement–it was a joke!

camille

December 20th, 2011
5:58 pm

All activities planned would involve only ME:

1. Go to the spa

2. Wine and a long bubble bath.

3. Me and Hubby having great sex.. no talking.. just sex.

4. Shopping for ME.

5. go home and sit for 4 hours and just be me…

JoDee

December 20th, 2011
7:40 pm

Wild, unbridled, noisy, sex. Take your time. You’ve got hours.