Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dates with the Kids

My husband and I like to take our kids on dates...just the one child for some time alone. The kids love these special times and ask for them when they feel the need. This weekend, I took the opportunity to take both of my older kids on dates before I leave for a four day weekend away.

Mika loves High School Musical. She's always singing the songs from the first two movies and I knew she wanted to see High School Musical 3. So, that's what we did. We went to see the movie yesterday morning at our local AMC Theater because they offer weekend morning movies for just $5 per person. We enjoyed the movie. Both of us have a fondness for musicals.

Sammy didn't want to be left out so I took him on a date this afternoon. He chose to see Wall-E at the Starplex Cinema about 20 minutes away. Because the tickets were so cheap ($2 each), we also got ourselves kids' meals at the Safeway deli for just $2.99 each. Lunch and a movie for just $5 each; you can't beat that! Sammy enjoyed the movie. I found it disturbing (I'll be writing a review next) but enjoyed being with my son.

Have you taken your kids out on a date recently?

Museums, plays, movies, coffee shops, (hot chocolate & a muffin), and dessert all make inexpensive dates that are perfect for you and your kid.

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2 Comments:

2TooManyHats said...

We did this for years and think that it really is important to do on a regular basis.

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Appliejuice said...

Yes, we do. Except it is my husband who take the kids on a date. One child goes on a date each month. It is usually out to dinner and then to get a very small toy or a book or ice cream. The kids know who's turn it is and they look forward to that time alone with the dad. :)