Two kids under two and Valentines Day is next month...Help!!

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Two kids under two and Valentines Day is next month...Help!!

kitsuneyouko5 kitsuneyouko5
Well here's the deal, we have a 21 month old and a 2 1/2 month old. Anyone with two small children knows how much of a pain in the rear it is to go to the bathroom alone never mind have private time for just the two of you! With valentines day coming up I'm trying to think of something special for the two of us to do...anyone with kids I'd appreciate some tips! lol
01/23/2011
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mama2007 mama2007
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Originally posted by kitsuneyouko5
Well here's the deal, we have a 21 month old and a 2 1/2 month old. Anyone with two small children knows how much of a pain in the rear it is to go to the bathroom alone never mind have private time for just the two of you! With valentines day ...
our kids are 2 and 3 yrs old, they are only 10 months apart =] since hes been on 1st shift, we wait til they are asleep to do anything or napping if he works 2nd shift.
01/23/2011
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
BABY SITTER. If this is not an option, find the place furthest away from them in the house and bring a baby monitor. Get the area you choose ready ahead of time and bring a laptop or stereo with you for music or a movie. Bathing/showering together is always a nice ritual as well so maybe work that in?

My kids are 3 and 4. I still cant close the door when I have to poop. Little buggers
01/23/2011
mama2007 mama2007
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Originally posted by Emma (Girl With Fire)
BABY SITTER. If this is not an option, find the place furthest away from them in the house and bring a baby monitor. Get the area you choose ready ahead of time and bring a laptop or stereo with you for music or a movie. Bathing/showering together is ...
yea i have to put my kids in their rooms JUST so i can go to bathroom lol cuz my hubby works 1st shift for now, usually hes on 2nd. but yeah ask family to babysit. valentines day ill prolly just text him bout dinner - that it will be @ like 9 so kids r in bed, and ill have it set up @ home. for anniversary im planning parents babysit and i booking a jacuzzi suite at Hampton Inn
01/23/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Yep, if a sitter is not possible, make it an early bed time night for them. Have everything ready to go. bath, story, bed on time.

Do you have a crock pot? You could have something cooking in there all day. A nice hearty stew, a roast and potatoes, soup. with the crock it is ready to go and there is no having to worry about doing all the work.

Once the kids are in bed the 2 of you could enjoy a nice meal together. Maybe throw some candles in the mix. Just a nice, quiet, grown up meal.

Retire to a movie and some alone time and enjoy
01/23/2011
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
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Originally posted by mama2007
yea i have to put my kids in their rooms JUST so i can go to bathroom lol cuz my hubby works 1st shift for now, usually hes on 2nd. but yeah ask family to babysit. valentines day ill prolly just text him bout dinner - that it will be @ like 9 so kids ...
If that works, it sounds awesome. I cant put my kids anywhere, NOWHERE is safe, not because my house isn't child proofed, it just isn't MY child proofed. My 3 year old can climb.... EVERYTHING. I'm actually surprised she hasn't figured out how to scale the walls yet.
01/23/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
Yep, if a sitter is not possible, make it an early bed time night for them. Have everything ready to go. bath, story, bed on time.

Do you have a crock pot? You could have something cooking in there all day. A nice hearty stew, a roast and ...
I wish I knew how to use a crock pot. lol
01/23/2011
Desiree Tatro Desiree Tatro
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Originally posted by kitsuneyouko5
Well here's the deal, we have a 21 month old and a 2 1/2 month old. Anyone with two small children knows how much of a pain in the rear it is to go to the bathroom alone never mind have private time for just the two of you! With valentines day ...
My daughter is almost 2 1/2, and my son is 14 months. I understand.
But I cant help. All I planned on doing was making some supper. Im lucky we are going out for my birthday in March, im not pushing it.

I just love my crock pot.
01/24/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
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Originally posted by Illusional
I wish I knew how to use a crock pot. lol
Its too easy! You throw whatever in, plug it in and walk away.
01/24/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
I hear that baby benadryl and dimetapp works wonders for keeping the kiddos down for the night. If you're um into that kind of thing. *snicker*

Seriously, I have no advice for you as I am not a parent just wanted to drop in and say I hope you get the night you hope for and let us know how it turned out!
01/24/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
Its too easy! You throw whatever in, plug it in and walk away.
Way way too easy. Though, I have found that my pot roast does much better on my electric stove than it does in the crock pot. Possibly because it takes forever for my model to heat up properly and I get a nice boil/simmer on the stove.
01/24/2011
kitsuneyouko5 kitsuneyouko5
thanks for the tips everyone! 18 months between these two is a bit nuts sometimes (aw hell all the damn time! lol) appreciate the help!
01/24/2011
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