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Since having my son nearly two years ago, my dates have dwindled. My husband is good about trying to establish dates, but it gets hard with busy schedules — and it’s so expensive now that we have to add a babysitter to the evening’s tab. I think we’re pretty good about getting out, but it gets hard. I know some parents who rarely, if ever, get out for a night alone. This can’t be good for a marriage, but it’s certainly understandable.
The other day, while watching “The View,” Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck mentioned that she and her husband have “You Tube Dates.” The other Co-hosts had to ask what she meant; I immediately thought, what a great idea. They schedule an hour to grab some snacks and sit in front of the computer watching the latest videos from You Tube users. I wouldn’t say it’s my idea of the perfect date, but it’s time they are spending together and it’s something different. We might have to try it.