Flexing the dating muscles
When most of the time that you’ve spent with another person has been while you’ve been busy being a parent, you can really get out of practice spending time together without children. And then what’s going to happen when the children have all left home, if you’re stuck with a stranger that you have nothing in common with? Getting time alone together is easier said than done, when all the children are small and babysitting is so expensive that there isn’t enough money left to actually go out after paying for the sitter. Luckily now we have older children that can babysit the youngest, Robin and I can go out together and remind ourselves of why we fell in love with each other. This was quick venture out to the Rose and Crown pub – not a hugely successful date, we’d forgotten that pubs still allow smoking and the clientele were mainly about Flo’s age so not much of an escape – but practice makes perfect.