Cast Your Vote:
- once a month -- Votes: 40
- once a week -- Votes: 20
- bi-annually -- Votes: 2
- once a year for my anniversary -- Votes: 3
Should they go out once a week? Once a month? A couple of times a month? Not including school or important things like work or appointments. I'm talking about going out with friends to play pool, drink, go to a concert, etc.
I don't think there's a specific right or wrong amount of socializing.
As long as your family's needs are met, your children are well cared for, and you're not going out to do anything that would destroy any of the above....
I don't think there is an issue with once or twice a week, maybe more as long as they have someone trust worthy to watch the kids and the kids are not feeling neglected. Dh and I basically never go out alone but that is by choice, we like having ds with us.
There's no right or wrong amount, it's different for everyone.
<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ darah ♥:</b>" Should they go out once a week? Once a month? A couple of times a month? Not including school or important ... [snip!] ... important things like work or appointments. I'm talking about going out with friends to play pool, drink, go to a concert, etc."</blockquote>
I'm a single mom and I go out about once a week sometimes more. My parents have a room at my house and I leave after my boys are in bed. It's all about them and work minus the few hours a week I have time to myself and their sleeping and not missing me lol
I say a few times a year..
I just ask because my husband goes out almost every weekend, while I go closer to once a month to once every two months. Last night it was the neighbor's birthday so I went out with her - she and I are good friends - and they commented on how often my husband goes out (they live across the street so they can see who comes and goes.) Lately I kind of feel like it's unfair.
Whenever they want? I mean if someone is watching their children and they are safe... who are we to say?
Ehh, I don't think this is something that could be gauged. It differs from every family dynamic. Like my SIL and BIL go out and have free time maybe once a month...DH and I have done it once in the past 2 1/2 years.
I think as long as the needs are met at home there really isn't a "right" or "wrong" answer.
I think once a week or every other week is fine. As long as it's not interfering with your ability to take care of and spend time with your LO/s then nbd.
I think once a month or bi-weekly is reasonable. For me, it's more like bi-annual lol.
Our goal is one date night a week, but we can't afford it right now. We go out a few times a year now.
My SO and I have a date night, whether it's a movie/drinks or dinner at home every weekend.
That being said, it wouldn't be that way if I wasn't divorced. We go the day that my kids are with their dad.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Turd Ferguson:</b>" I don't think there's a specific right or wrong amount of socializing. As long as your family's needs ... [snip!] ... are met, your children are well cared for, and you're not going out to do anything that would destroy any of the above...."</blockquote>
putting a number on it seems silly. Sometimes we will go out twice a week for 2 months, then not go out at all for 3 months. eh.