I am very excited because my husband and I will be going out on a date night tomorrow. The great thing is that we don't have to pay a babysitter. This is because we swap babysitting with some friends of ours. We watch their kids so they can go out and then we get a time to go out. This has worked out great for us. I can't wait to get dressed up and go out with my hubby. : )
I highly recommend "dating your spouse." If money is an issue ask some friends if they would like to swap babysitting with you. I think you would be surprised how many people would be willing to do this. We've had to limit the number of people we swap with because we just don't have the time to swap with everyone.
Over the years we've learned that you don't have to spend a lot of money to go out on a date. If we can't afford a dinner out, we do something simple like go to the book store and share a cup of hot cocoa or have a picnic in the park. The most important thing is that we are spending time together. My husband and I firmly believe that one of the best things we can do for our children is build a strong, healthy marriage. We believe dating each other is one way to build that kind of marriage.