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:
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?