Set yourself up on a day-date during naptime

Daytime dates are appealing because we are not tired. (Ok, if you have a baby who doesn’t sleep, you might always be tired, but at least at noon, your odds of being alert are better than at say 9 pm.)

I have been inspired by friends who had a sitter on Saturday afternoon so that they could go on a bike ride together, and by Heather and her husband who have treated themselves to a sit-down restaurant lunch during the work day while their kids are at daycare.

This week I admired a post by Natalie, a contributor to Messy Kids Modern Parents, who suggested an at-home naptime date. She breaks it down into the necessary ingredients: Special Touches, Savory Bites, Sweet Bites, and Adult Beverages.  I would add Dressing Up In Non Yoga Pants to her list, but other than that, I love the idea.


Could this be your Valentine’s Day plan? It falls on Thursday this year, but surely observing it on Saturday won’t hurt anyone.

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The following two tabs change content below. co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.